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.
Psyrri, the Athens neighborhood situated near Monastiraki and Plaka that had been in decline in recent years after becoming something of a hotspot for entertainment venues and eateries in the 1990s and 2000s, is today proving increasingly popular among both tourists seeking holiday rentals and the accommodation market in general.
The Athens housing market remains under the strong influence of short-term rentals, as 70 percent of buying interest in small residential units concerns properties destined to be upgraded and leased through websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway. As a result property prices posted mild growth in the first quarter of 2019, according to an analysis by Geoaxis chartered surveyors.