Greek Climate Crisis Resilience Tax

Aquarium Beach / Dronepicr

Greece’s Climate Crisis Resilience Tax comes into effect this season that replaces the previous Hotel Tax. The amount depends upon the time of year that tourists visit as well as the category of hotel or accommodation they stay at.

The Government says that this tax is designed to help the country to use the funds for post-disaster reconstruction and will be paid directly to accommodation providers.

The following fees will be in effect from March to October and for hotels are:

  • 1.50 euros per night for one or two-star hotels (previously 0.50 euros)
  • 3 euros per night for three-star hotels (previously 1.50 euros)
  • 7 euros per night for four-star hotels (previously 3 euros)
  • 10 euros per night for five-star hotels (previously 4 euros

Additionally, short-term rentals booked through online platforms will be subject to the following:

  • 1.50 euros for apartments
  • 10 euros per night for single-family homes and luxury accommodations

Greek hoteliers have expressed their discontent with the tax, which will have to paid for on top of existing taxes, saying that it creates “disparities and distortions.”