Under the guise of “climate protection”, the Greek government will impose another tax on tourists from January 1, 2024. The amount depends on the season and is between one and a maximum of six euros per day. In return, the current overnight accommodation tax will not be continued.
In any case, it will be more expensive because the so-called climate tax is more expensive than the previous local taxes. The government is of the opinion that the polluter pays principle must be followed and additional money would be necessary to build “climate-neutral infrastructure”. This is what you want to get from holidaymakers.
What is also new is that this climate tax applies when renting private accommodation, for example via Airbnb or Booking.com. Here the tax depends on the quality of the accommodation, because simple rooms should be taxed at 1,50 euros per day per guest. Holiday homes can be really expensive, as the state wants to cut costs at ten euros per night per person. Avoiding this will likely be difficult because the intermediaries will be held liable for the tax obligation.
In general, the amount of the climate tax also depends on the time of year. Hotels and guesthouses charge between 50 cents and a maximum of four euros per person per night during the winter season. In midsummer you can expect to pay six euros a night. The exact amount is not determined by the hotel or landlord, but by the government. The accommodation provider is only obliged to collect these and pay them to the Greek tax office.