Greece Overnight Stay Tax

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Greece Overnight Stay Tax

Post by Al » Sun May 06, 2018 4:10 pm

Hi All

Not a very nice subject I know but it has to be covered so I took a look on a few websites and there are pretty much the same but here is a very good description from the "Thomas Cook" Web site, Full Credit to them.

Greece Overnight Stay Tax

From 1 January 2018, you’ll need to pay an Overnight Stay Tax which has been introduced by the Greek Ministry of Tourism and aims to enhance the State’s revenue in the context of the current fiscal adjustment programme. This will be collected from you when you get to your accommodation.
The tax works out between 0.50 - 4 Euros per night.
The amount you’ll pay will depend on the official rating of your accommodation.
The specific amount will be dependent on the type of accommodation you’ve booked, as set out in the table below:-

Types of Accommodation
Euros/Night of stay Mid - High Season (01/03-31/10)

Euros/Day of stay
5 Star Hotels 4
4 Star Hotels 3
3 Star Hotels 1.5
1-2 Star Hotels 0.5
Apartments - all key categories 0.5

The amount you’ll pay is based on the official rating of the accommodation you have booked, according to the local Tourist Board classification.
Our own accommodation rating will give you a good indication of the standard of the accommodation and is usually similar to the official rating, but there’s sometimes small differences between ratings.
By using our own rating, you’ll be able to work out an approximate amount to pay.

When and how do I pay
You’ll be asked to pay the tax when you check-in at your accommodation, this can be paid by cash or card

Why do I have to pay
The tax is something new and specifically aimed at tourists. It’s a cost beyond our control and the suppliers of the accommodation.
It’s a Government imposed tax that has to be paid when you stay in accommodation in Greece. Whilst our brochure and website holiday information does mention the possibility of local taxes like this, we understand this cost is something you probably weren’t expecting to pay and are sorry the Government has decided to bring this in so quickly.

Hope that helps.


Al 8-)

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