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.
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.
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 lift. The elevator to the Acropolis only allows up to 18 people or two wheelchairs and 4 people. Besides the recently installed elevator, the Greek government created a new flat road towards the site, making it much easier 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.
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.
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 world’s greatest museums. The museum holds a collection that includes more than 20.000 exhibits, and you find relics from all over Greece.
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.