Top of page
Accessibility

Athens Acropolis to improve access for persons with disabilities

Parthenon on the acropolis in athens, greece

One of the world’s most visited archaeological sites, the Acropolis in Athens, will soon offer improved access for persons with disabilities, the Greek culture ministry announced in a statement.

The Acropolis in Athens is set to get a new lift by summer after the Central Archaeological Council (KAS) approved plans for the project which will  improved disability access to the ancient site.

The KAS had agreed last year to replace a repeatedly malfunctioning lift with a new modern and more functional elevator that will have two entrances going directly to the Acropolis.

According to Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, the contractor responsible for the project is obligated to complete the works by June 19. “Time is already counting down,” the minister said.

A representative of the Onassis Foundation, which is funding the project, confirmed that the “extremely important” project will be ready in time for the Acropolis Museum’s “birthday” on June 20 provided all studies have been approved.

The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most famous ancient archaeological sites in the world. Located on a limestone hill high above Athens, Greece.

 

You might also like

sunflower lanyard sunflower lanyard

Santa Barbara Airport unveils Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program

Santa Barbara Airport has introduced a new program aimed at…

a blind man with guide dog a blind man with guide dog

LA Metro to comply with ADA, improve Union Station accessibility

Following an investigation that found Los Angeles Union Station was…

WIPO Director General Daren Tang (right) on September 26, 2022, received the instrument of accession to the Marrakesh Treaty from Ambassador Mustafizur Rahman, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva WIPO Director General Daren Tang (right) on September 26, 2022, received the instrument of accession to the Marrakesh Treaty from Ambassador Mustafizur Rahman, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Marrakesh VIP Treaty: Improving reading access for people with print disabilities

Imagine a world where information is a luxury that only…

British airways airplane flying at blue sky British airways airplane flying at blue sky

British Airways introduces visual guide for flyers with autism

British Airways has launched a visual guide to flying, becoming…