What is Classification of Hotels and Lodgings in Stars and Key Ratings
With the new legislative framework for Tourism N.4276/2014 started the organized and objective classification of tourist accommodation in categories of Stars and Keys. In this new classification process the Certification Bodies implement the Inspections of the accommodations.
The main objective of this Legislative Framework is the qualitative upgrading and modernization of tourist accommodation relevant to international tourism market standards.
Classification of Hotels and Lodgings in Stars and Keys Ratings
The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels is the body responsible for issuing the Certificate of Classification of tourist accommodation. The Classification Certificate is a prerequisite for the issuance of the new Tourist Accommodation Special Operation Signs (E.S.L.) by the Respective Tourism Services Bodies. The Special Operation Signs issued before 1.1.2015 will automatically cease to apply on 07.31.2017. This means, that all accommodations that have Special Operation Signs issued before 1.1.2015 should complete the new classification process by the end of 2017. The new units that began their operation after 1.1.2015 should be directly following the procedure.
Ministerial decrees establish the functional and technical specifications for the classification of Hotels in Star ratings and Tourist Apartment Lodgings in Key ratings.