Tourists take a picture in front of the temple of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens, July 20, 2018. (REUTERS/Costas Baltas/File)
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Greek hoteliers say a boom in home-sharing properties for tourists in Athens and on Greek islands is spiraling "out of control," hurting hotels, pushing up residential rents and forcing locals from their homes.More than 70,000 properties in Greece are available for rent to tourists through home-sharing platforms, according to research published this week by accounting firm Grant Thornton for the Greek Chamber of Hotels.The home-sharing sector is growing at an annual rate of about 25 percent, generating revenues of about 1.9 billion euros, or 10 percent of total tourist spending in the country, the research showed.
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