Disabled Access At The Acropolis


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Europe Disabled Travel Advice, Accessible Tours Hotels, Accessible Holidays, Disabled Guided Tours By www.sagetraveling.com. There is now access to the Acropolis for the disabled. Sage Traveling will help you. Here we have provided accessibility review of the Acropolis and Parthenon.

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Disabled Access At The Acropolis

  1. 1. Disabled Access at the Acropoliswww.sagetraveling.com/Disabled-Access-at-the-Acropolis
  2. 2. Disabled access at the Acropolis is provided by a wheelchair stairclimber lift and an elevator. The ground on top of the Acropolis is veryeven but there are very few steps once you get up there. The Parthenontemple on top of the Acropolis is one of the most recognized buildingsin the world. A trip to the top of the Acropolis is certainly a memorableone because the view is magnificent. www.sagetraveling.com
  3. 3. Because most of the sculptures and artifacts have been removed overthe years, there is actually very little on top of the Acropolis that youneed to see up close. Consequently, you may want to consider viewingthe Acropolis from afar and visiting the more accessible Ancient Agorawhich has more ancient artifacts to see up close. www.sagetraveling.com
  4. 4. If you are in a wheelchair or have another disability, youshould take a taxi up to the entrance of the Acropolis.This will get you past the 250 m long hill with very roughcobblestones on it. The taxi can drop you off at the greengate.
  5. 5. If you get out here you will still have to go 250 m on a paved path thatprimarily has 4 star flatness but has some portions that are 3 starflatness to reach the elevator. You may be able to convince the securityguard to let you get dropped off at the elevator. Once you get to theelevator, you will have to take a wheelchair stair climber before actuallyreaching the elevator. www.sagetraveling.com
  6. 6. Once you get on top of the Acropolis, you will find uneven ground thatwill be difficult to navigate in a wheelchair. Nevertheless, the Acropolisis wheelchair accessible overall. www.sagetraveling.com
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  8. 8. Is there a wheelchair accessible entrance? Yes, if you get droppedoff by a taxi at the elevator, you will take a wheelchair platform liftup the stairs to the elevator to get you to the Acropolis.Where is it located? Northwest side of the AcropolisIs there a ramp or elevator to get around the steps? Yes. Theelevator is shut down during windy or rainy days. www.sagetraveling.com
  9. 9. Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? Thebest option for disabled access at the Acropolis is to take a taxi. Ifyou can get dropped off at the green gate on the west side of theAcropolis, you will not have go over the rough cobblestone street (2star smoothness). You will still have to go up and down a 250 m longhilly paved path leading to the elevator (part of it is 3 star flatness,most of it is 4 star flatness). You may be able to convince thesecurity guard to drive you up to the elevator. www.sagetraveling.com
  10. 10. What are the nearby metro stations? Syntagma stationWhat bus lines pass nearby? #230 and #400 bussesWhere is the closest disabled parking? Book an accessible hotelroom here and Ill find out for you www.sagetraveling.com
  11. 11. Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? Yes, if youapproach from the south you will have to ascend a 250 m longcobblestone road (3 star flatness, 2 star smoothness). www.sagetraveling.com
  12. 12. What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having togo up steps? It really depends on how comfortable you are goingover very uneven ground. Overall, I would estimate 40% can bereached in a wheelchair and 70% can be viewed. www.sagetraveling.com
  13. 13. Which parts are not accessible? After you take the elevator up,some parts of the Acropolis are very uneven.Are there loaner wheelchairs? 1 wheelchairIs there an accessible restroom? Yes, both at the entrance and ontop of the hill.Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? YesAre there grab bars? YesIs there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes www.sagetraveling.com
  14. 14. Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up steps? NoDoes advance notice need to be given for……handicapped parking? No…opening of an accessible entrance? No…loaner wheelchairs? No…accessible tours? No guided tours www.sagetraveling.com
  15. 15. Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Yes, free for people with special needs• Opening Hours: 8-19:30• How many hours do most able-bodied tourists spend there on their first visit? 45 minTelephone: 210-321-4172 or 210-321-4173Website: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2384 , http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2384Email: aepka@culture.gr www.sagetraveling.com
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  19. 19.  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/Disabled-Access-at-the-Acropolis