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Accessible Transportation In Athens

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Europe Disabled Travel Advice, Accessible Tours Hotels, Accessible Holidays, Disabled Guided Tours By www.sagetraveling.com. Getting around Athens can be challenging for people with mobility issues …

Europe Disabled Travel Advice, Accessible Tours Hotels, Accessible Holidays, Disabled Guided Tours By www.sagetraveling.com. Getting around Athens can be challenging for people with mobility issues because the presence of numerous hills and many cobblestone areas. Here we have provided an overview on the accessible transportation in Athens.

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  • 1. Accessible Transportation in Athenswww.sagetraveling.com/Accessible-Transportation-in-Athens
  • 2. Accessible transportation in Athens is as good or better than anymajor city in Europe.• While there are many other cities with accessible busses, Athens is the only city I have visited in Europe where ALL of the subway stations have elevators.• Consequently, wheelchair users and people with other disabilities have multiple options for accessible transportation in Athens. www.sagetraveling.com
  • 3. Getting around Athens can be challenging for people with mobilityissues because the presence of numerous hills and many cobblestoneareas. www.sagetraveling.com
  • 4. When I visited Athens, I recorded which streets were flat and whichones were uphill wherever I went. Book a hotel here and Ill send you acopy. www.sagetraveling.com
  • 5. While there are wheelchair ramps at most, but not all, sidewalk streetintersections, many of these ramps have been poorly maintained andhave broken concrete. Many of them are steeper than those found in theUSA and UK. www.sagetraveling.com
  • 6. • I would recommend getting a useful map before you leave for Athens.• These Pop-Out maps are the best ones for navigating European cities.• This one actually contain several maps including one that shows the Athens subway system: www.sagetraveling.com
  • 7. Accessible Busses in AthensAlthough I have read that all of the busses are accessible in Athens, I didntactually use them when I was there. The subway system was so easy tonavigate and use that using the busses are not essential. If you need toplan your trip by bus, you can find the bus map here: www.oasa.gr www.sagetraveling.com
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  • 9. Subway/Metro• The subway system in Athens is fully accessible. There are elevators at each of the stations.• Sometimes they are positioned on the sidewalk; sometimes they are in the middle of a plaza, and sometimes they are in a nearby building.• Typically there is an elevator to lead you down to the ticket booth and a separate elevator to get down to the platform. www.sagetraveling.com
  • 10. Different elevators lead to different subway tracks. The subwaydirection is identified by the final stop, so you will need to look for signsthat list the subway number and the correct direction. Escalators arealso found throughout the subway stations. Subway map: www.amel.gr www.sagetraveling.com
  • 11. Accessible TramsThere are some modern trams in Athens but they do not run through themain tourist sections of the city. I am unsure of their accessibility. www.sagetraveling.com
  • 12. Accessible Taxis in AthensYou will have no problems waving down a normal taxi in Athens. If youneed an accessible taxi, you can find them here: www.specialtaxi.com.You should definitely use a taxi to get you to the entrance of the Acropolisdue to the uphill cobblestone path leading to it. www.sagetraveling.com
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  • 14.  We look forward to making your accessible dream vacation a reality!  Call Us: 1-888-645-7920 Contact us at info@sagetraveling.com www.sagetraveling.com/Accessible-Transportation-in-Athens