• Hotels

    a. Application – Solemn Declaration, in accordance with Article 8, of Law 1599/1986 (A’75), stating the details of the applicant, either a natural person or a legal entity.

    b. Permit to build or building permit issued by the relevant local government or another competent authority.

    c. Fire safety certificate for the entire facility, which is issued by the relevant Fire Department for tourist accommodation with the capacity of 51 beds and over.

    d. If the property is licensed under environmental conditions and in accordance with the conditions for the management and disposal of waste, as foreseen by the Approval Decision of Environmental Condition or in the standard environmental commitments linked to the sewerage network of the relevant local government, relevant evidence is provided.

    e. Receipt of paying the government fee in the following amounts:

    Hotel Amount per room

    Category 5* €10,00/room

    Category 4* €8,00/ room

    Category 3* €6,00/ room

    Category 2* €4,00/ room

    Category 1* €4,00/ room

    e. The Decision for the Approval of Environmental Terms (DAET), where required

    f. If the issuance of the Decision for the Approval of Environmental Terms or the declaration to opt to standard environmental commitments is required for the issuance of the permit to build, the submission of the abovementioned documents is not required.

    g. A copy of the criminal record, of general use, from which it follows that the applicant has not been finally convicted of a criminal offense, or a copy of an ID, that the authority can use in order to request a copy of the criminal record, in cases when this is issued by a national authority.

    Time required for issuing the license: 28 days from the date of submission of the required documents. If the specified time period expires without any notifications, it is concluded that the license has been granted.

  • Rented furnished rooms – apartments

    The rented furnished rooms-apartments, which are not the main objects of the tourist accommodation shall have a special license of the GNTO.

    Competent for the issuance of the licenses to hotels are regional tourism services. The procedure for issuing a special license of the GNTO for rented furnished rooms-apartments can be carried out by the Citizen Service Centers, which operate as a unified service centers.

    The procedure of the submission of the application for the issuance of a special license is preceded by the issuance of an environmental permit with the decision approving the environmental conditions, as described below:

    Then, after the approval of the technical standards, the application for the issuance of the special license is applied. In cases where in the object there are sanitary equipment and pools, at the same time is submitted a certificate of confirmation of the legal prerequisites for the operation of such equipment.

    Documentation: The documents that are required by the Greek National Tourism Organization are submitted in accordance with applicable law:

    1. Application – Solemn Declaration, according to the provisions of the article 8 of the Law 1599/1986 (Α΄75), in which the data of the applicant (individual or legal entity) is referred.

    2. Building permit issued in the competent local governmental organization or other competent service.

    3. Fire safety certificate for all the facilities issued by the competent fire department to the tourist accommodation with capacity not less than twenty (20) beds.

    4. Certificate of connecting to the sewerage network of the local government organization or a certificate of engineer of the proper functioning of the sewerage system.

    5.  In cases where it is necessary, the decision approving the environmental conditions.

    6. Copies of the architectural plans, which are applied to a building permit (floor plans), where are displayed sanitary facilities and swimming pools, to which there is an obligation of issuance the license. These copies are accompanied by a copy of the solemn declaration of the applicant and the responsible engineer, in accordance with the article 8 of the Law 1599/1986 (A 75), that the facility was built in compliance with all technical and functional specifications, provided for the particular category of the facility to which relates or wishes to be related the concrete tourist accommodation. It is also provided a technical report on the location, floor area, existing infrastructure and description of the surrounding area of ​​the plot of land with the original signature and stamp of the competent graduate engineer.

    7.  A copy of certificate of no criminal record for general application, which certifies that the applicant has never been finally convicted of a felony or a copy of ID, in order the service requests a copy of this certificate, in cases where it is issued by the national authority.

    In addition to these documents, there is provided a receipt of the fees payable, set in the amount of 10.00 euro per room / facility.

    Terms of issue of the license: 50 days after submission of the relevant documents. If expires this period without any notification, the conclusion of a license is presumed. The license validity is unlimited. The documents that expire must be replaced on a mandatory basis before the date of expiry; otherwise, the license is revoked by head of the competent administrative authority.

    After submitting the application for granting a license of the Greek National Tourism Organization follows the process of the rented furnished rooms-apartments rating by key system. The authority that is responsible for the classification of the rented furnished rooms-apartments, that keeps the registry of trade names, is set the Hellenic Chamber of Greece, which issues a certificate of classification after the application of the enterprise, which is submitted not later than ten (10) days from the date of application for the grant of the license to the competent tourism service. The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels during fifty (50) days from the date of application’s submission issues a certificate of classification by star system. The certificate is submitted to the competent tourism service during twenty (20) days from the date of issue, otherwise the license will be revoked. The certificate of classification is valid for five (5) years. After five years the entrepreneurs undertake to provide to the competent tourism service the certificate of renewal of their classification.

  • Furnished Tourist Villas

    Required documentation: Documents, required by the Greek National Tourism Organization are submitted, as per the applicable legislation:

    a. Application – Solemn Declaration, in accordance with Article 8, of Law 1599/1986 (A’75), stating the details of the applicant, either a natural person or a legal entity.

    b. Permit to build or building permit issued by the relevant local government or another competent authority.

    c. Fire safety certificate for the entire facility, which is issued by the relevant Fire Department for tourist accommodation with the capacity of 51 beds and over.

    d. If the property is licensed under environmental conditions and in accordance with the conditions for the management and disposal of waste, as foreseen by the Approval Decision of Environmental Condition or in the standard environmental commitments linked to the sewerage network of the relevant local government, relevant evidence is provided.

    e. The Decision for the Approval of Environmental Terms (DAET), where required

    f. If the issuance of the Decision for the Approval of Environmental Terms or the declaration to opt to standard environmental commitments is required for the issuance of the permit to build, the submission of the abovementioned documents is not required.

    g. A copy of the criminal record, of general use, from which it follows that the applicant has not been finally convicted of a criminal offense, or a copy of an ID, that the authority can use in order to request a copy of the criminal record, in cases when this is issued by a national authority.

    Time required for issuing the license: 28 days from the date of submission of the required documents. If the specified time period expires without any notifications, it is concluded that the license has been granted.

    After submitting the documents to the Greek National Organization for issuing the license, the furnished accommodation for rent is classified as per a key system. Those who do not wish for the property to be classified with a specific category of keys are exempted from the obligation of receiving a classification certificate. The Hotel Chamber of Greece is responsible for the classification of the rented furnished accommodation, storing the register of trade names, and issuing the appropriate classification certificate, which is submitted no later than ten (10) days from the date of filling out the license application in the competent tourism service. The Hotel Chamber of Greece issues the classification certificate as per the keys system, within fifty (50) days from the date of submitting the classification application of the tourist accommodation. The certificate is submitted to the competent tourism service within twenty (20) days from the date of its issuance, otherwise the license is revoked. The classification certificate is valid for five (5) years. Upon the expiration of the five-year period, the entrepreneurs undertake to provide the certificate for renewing the classification to the competent tourist authority.