Tax authorities enlist Airbnb’s help

Greece's tax administration intends to ask for help from short-term property leasing platforms in order to identify the owners or managers of some 20,000 properties that have not been declared to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR) as they need to be in order to be given the necessary property registration number.

Self-styled anarchists attack Acropolis police precinct again

Suspected members of anti-establishment groups attacked a police precinct in the Acropolis neighborhood of the capital on Thursday night, leaving two officers with minor injuries.

Unidentified assailants lobbed stones and sticks at the precinct as they passed it on Thursday night after a rally in nearby Koukaki protesting the proliferation of Airbnb rentals in the area.

Fans of Claude Monet Can Now Book a Stay in One of His Houses in Giverny, France

Fans of the father of Impressionism can book a stay at the idyllic Blue House once owned by Claude Monet in Giverny, France.

The home, which is currently listed on Airbnb, is located in the heart of Giverny, a village in the region of Normandy in northern France that the artist lived and worked in for several years.

Laundromats mushrooming to serve visitors at short-term lets

Looking up the address 38 Falirou Street in Koukaki, central Athens, on Google Maps, you will find a photo of a car repair shop. If you actually go to the spot, however, it will be a letdown if you had been hoping to have your car repaired, and Google Maps won't be to blame, as a new enterprise has only just begun operating at this address in the last few weeks.