You automatically think Athens when you travel to Greece, and in Athens, the number one attraction is the Acropolis. How do you get to the Parthenon if you are disabled, or have trouble walking- much less in a wheelchair?
Catch a taxi. The Acropolis Museum operates a wheelchair lift on the North Face of the Acropolis. To get to the lift, however, there is a steep pedestrian path paved with rough tiles and wide grout spaces. The path is about 300 meters long and is a very difficult push in a wheelchair. At the end of the path are stairs, with a chair lift device that will carry you part way. Then you must transfer to an "elevator" attached to the rock of the mountain- as you see above.
At the top, a guard will meet you and assist you off the elevator. Terrain at the top is difficult, but worth the effort. If you have younger help, it will be doable. If your caregiver is older, it will be arduous.
Click the following link to read about the adventures of Nancy and Nate while traveling with disabilities in Greece.
This is a simply exhaustive site compiled by a fellow who has lived and traveled extensively in the country. If you are considering any type of vacation or travel in Greece, be sure to go to this site.
Not as exhaustive as above, but features a nice description of the top 10 sights to see in Greece. This will give you a good framework for developing a visit to this country. Be forewarned: Handicap accessibility is a real problem in many areas of Greece.
Have you checked the most important parts of our website? We urge you to go to the Chapter on Essential Plans. Then, whether they apply to you or not, read the Chapters Airlines, Cruises, Hotels, Taxis, Tours. Finally, be sure you read the Chapter Items to Take. The information in these chapters will make all the difference in the success of your trip.
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