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 amount you will pay is based on the official rating of the accommodation you have booked, according to the local Tourist Board classification.

  • When and how to 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:

Specific tax has been announced 18 months ago. Details were finalised the last two months with the tax finally being lower than initially announced. The tax is aimed to everyone using a tourism accomodation, and includes of course Greek travellers too. It’s a cost beyond the suppliers of the accommodation. It’s a Government imposed tax that has to be paid when you stay in accommodation in Greece.

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:

  • 1-2 Star Hotels
    0.5 Euros/Day of stay
  • 3 Star Hotels
    1.5 Euros/Day of stay
  • 4 Star Hotels
    3 Euros/Day of stay
  • 5 Star Hotels
    4 Euros/Day of stay