Greece Makes Accessible Tourism and Culture a Top Priority
In this direction, Kefalogianni said the ministry had set up a working group that will oversee the implementation of an action plan for 2024 designed to protect the rights of people with disabilities and ensure equal access to the country’s tourism offerings.
On her part, Mendoni referred to the Digital Disability Card, launched by the labor ministry, which not only facilitates the daily life of the disabled but can also be used as a “Culture Card” allowing immediate and free access to both the user and companion to archaeological sites and museums.
Among these, ramps and wheel-chair friendly lifts have been installed at the National Archaeological Museum and the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, Sounion is fully accessible, works are underway at the Ancient Agora, the Olympieion and the archaeological site of Elefsina, the Old Fortress of Corfu, the monasteries of Meteora. At the same time, several sites, including Ancient Messini, Ancient Olympia, Ancient Nicopolis and Pella have been equipped with electric golf carts for the transport of people with disabilities.