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For Dimitra Dionysopoulou, who lives in the shadow of the Acropolis, there is no mistaking the signs of the Airbnb takeover in her neighborhood.In 2016, it was named Airbnb's fifth fastest growing neighborhood globally, with an 800 percent jump in activity.Stratos Paradias, head of the Greek homeowners' association, counters that home-sharing, with Airbnb as the main player, has helped bring the country's real estate market "back from the dead".Between 2008 and 2017, home prices fell by over 40 percent and only began increasing last year, Bank of Greece figures show.According to Airbnb data, there are over 8,000 apartments for rent in central Athens alone, at an average of 67 euros ($75) per night, including some 1,200 flats in districts close to the Acropolis.About half are multilistings by owners with more than one property online, Airbnb said.Paradias, the homeowners' association chairman, said he knew a woman who recently sold two basement storerooms in Koukaki, to be remodeled as flats.
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