In Greece, hoaxes are asking tourists to vacate their vacation rentals or risk paying a $540 fine amid a housing crisis in Athens.

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One of these posters featured logos of the Ministry of Health and the Athens municipal government, claiming in broken English that since December 4, “law enforcement” had ordered landlords to stop renting spaces. “apartments”.

The poster claimed the area was being hit by a “plague” of bedbugs.

Multiple bedbug infestations were reported in Athens in October, but it is unclear whether Exarchia experienced such a crisis this month.

It’s unclear who put up the posters, but vacation rental apartments are a source of frustration for city residents as property prices rise.

Prices per square meter in Athens jumped 12.2% in October, among the highest in Europe, Bloomberg reported.

The number of short-term rentals has skyrocketed in the country over the past six years, from 57,000 in 2016 to 129,000 by the end of 2022, according to the report. Hellenic room of hotels.

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