Oct 19, 2019
Exarchia: How Airbnb angered Greek anarchists
Exarchia holds an unusual place in Greek politics due to its history. "The real problem is the touristification, which Airbnb is part of," says Athina Arampatzi, a member of an Exarchia residents group. Not everyone in Exarchia - and not even every anarchist in Exarchia - agrees that Airbnb is a threat. An Airbnb spokesperson said: "While guests using Airbnb account for just 7% of visitors to Greece, they boosted the Greek economy by 1.2 billion euros last year alone, and more than half of hosts globally - who keep up to 97 cents of every euro they charge - say the additional income helps them afford their homes." Athina Arampatzi, from the Exarchia residents group, says she would find any increase in actions that target visitors or Airbnb owners "Worrying".
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