Airbnb hosts in Athens have been welcoming guests into their homes since 2009. Over the past five years, Athens residents have formed a vibrant Airbnb community, sharing unique experiences with travelers from around the world.
The following report examines the impacts of Airbnb and its community in Athens. Economic, social, and environmental impacts have all been evaluated to understand how Airbnb fits into the city. The analysis is based on all travel to Athens during the year-period from October 2013 through September 2014.
Airbnb’s Host Community
Between October 2013 and October 2014, 720 Athens hosts welcomed guests into their homes. These hosts reflect the diverse Athens community.
The typical Athens host rents out their home about 68 nights per year. 68% of hosts said they rely on this income to stay in their homes.
Airbnb’s Guest Community
Since 2009, more than 74,500 guests have traveled to Athens with Airbnb.
The number of guests using Airbnb has grown steadily since 2009, with visitation more than doubling
between 2012 and 2014.
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Photography and Illustration
All of the photography in this report is by Anastasia Siomou, a resident Athenian, who regularly shoots Airbnb listing photography for hosts around the city. The illustrations are drawn by Athens-based artist, Philippos Avramidis.