WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE ATHENS & ACROPOLIS TOUR – APPROX. 8 HOURS

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Highlights of this tour

  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Syntagma Square
  • Greek Parliament
  • The Unknown Soldier Monument
  • Changing of the Guard
  • National Garden
  • Plaka neighborhood
  • Monastiraki neighborhood (the path)
  • National Archaeological Museum, incl private guided tour
  • Acropolis Hill
  • The Parthenon
  • Erechtheion temple
  • Acropolis Museum, incl private guided tour

Accessibility information

  • Use of adapted vehicle for transportation between the sights
  • Use of wheelchair lift at Acropolis (manual wheelchairs)
  • Uneven grounds at the Acropolis
  • Requires some walking/rolling
  • Both museums are fully wheelchair accessible, incl accessible toilets

What is included?

  • Private tour
  • Tour duration: 8 hours
  • Private adapted transportation
  • English speaking licensed guide
  • Pick up from your accommodation, cruise port, or airport

What is not included?

  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrances, when needed
  • If preferred, a manual wheelchair can be rented to use the Acropolis lift
  • If the tour falls on a bank holiday, additional costs will apply
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About this wheelchair accessible Athens and Acropolis tour

This wheelchair accessible private tour takes you to the most important highlights of the city. You will meet your driver and officially licensed guide at the cruise port or your accommodation, with a private adapted vehicle. Together you make your way to Athens and the Acropolis. Athens is a perfect combination of a sophisticated metropolis on the one hand, and at the same time, home to the heritage of the classical era.

Panathenaic Stadium

One of the first stops is the Panathenaic Stadium. This majestic building was built in 1896 for the first modern Olympics and is the only stadium in the world made entirely of marble. Other sites you will visit near the stadium, are The National Garden and Acropolis Hill.

Acropolis

Athens represents a wide variety of monuments. The most famous of all being the Parthenon, which houses two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Acropolis of Athens and the Daphni Monastery. Travel back 2,500 years in time to the heydays of the ancient Greeks. At that time, a visit to the Acropolis was seen as a visit to the sanctuary of the Gods.

To go up to Acropolis as a wheelchair user, you have to use the chairlift that takes you to the elevator, which then takes you to the site. The lift to the Acropolis only allows manual wheelchairs. The site of the Acropolis Hill is uneven and rocky, and therefore not always easy to maneuver around. Would you like to know more about the accessibility of Acropolis and the museum? Read everything you need to know in this comprehensive guide.

Greek Parliament

Your accessible Athens & Acropolis tour continues towards the Greek Parliament. The Parliament of Greece, also known as Vouli, is housed in the Old Royal Palace that overlooks Syntagma Square in Athens. In front of the Parliament, you find the Unknown Soldier Monument. This monument was placed in honor of the soldiers who gave their lives to defend the nation and its freedoms.

Museums

Next, your guide takes you to the National Archaeological Museum and the New Acropolis Museum, both fully wheelchair accessible. The Acropolis Museum shows artifacts related to the Acropolis site and is one of the greatest museums in the world. The museum holds a collection that includes more than 20.000 exhibits, and you find relics from all over Greece.

Plaka

Afterward, your guide takes you to Plaka. Plaka is one of the most charming local neighborhoods in Athens. Some almost see it as a separate village in the city.

It is the oldest residential area in Athens, which has now become a real landmark. In most streets, you find colorful houses, and you experience the real Mediterranean feeling. Plants have grown along those houses and narrow streets that enhance the feeling of being in Southern Europe.

The Square of Monastiraki

The final stop will be the Square of Monastiraki. This Square portrays the mix of the Greek culture perfectly. Every day, you find market stalls with fresh fruit such as strawberries and peaches on the square. Right next to that, you also find a flea market where you can find beautiful souvenirs.

Extra stops you can include, if time allows, are the National Garden and Erechtheion, the ancient temple on the north side of the Acropolis. This temple is dedicated to Athena and Poseidon.

At the end of the day, your driver drops you off again at the cruise port or your accommodation.

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