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.

For an overview of Airbnb’s community in Athens, see Airbnb’s Positive Impact in Athens.

Airbnb’s business model is designed to help promote efficient use of existing resources, as well as environmentally friendly ways of traveling.

By staying in Airbnb properties instead of traditional accommodation options, Airbnb guests to Athens between October 2013 and September 2014 resulted in an estimated:


The environmental impacts of home sharing in Athens are based on: Environmental Impacts of Home Sharing: Phase I Report, April 2014. The report was prepared by environmental consulting firm, Cleantech Group.

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