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elevator to Acropolis for handicap?

florida
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elevator to Acropolis for handicap?

We are traveling in June-our friend has Parkinson's and the amount of steps might be too much for him. I was reading that Acropolis is now handicap accessible-true? He can walk around pretty good, but the steps-so this would be great. Does he need anything special or any advice as to how to access?

Thanks,

Casa

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1. Re: elevator to Acropolis for handicap?

Look to the right hand side of the forum, in the box that's titled Top questions about ATHENS, third bullet point from last: are the Acropolis monuments wheelchair accessible?

Also do a search on the forum (use the search box above) for more info, as this kind of thing is discussed from time to time in relation to people who aren't wheelchair bound, but may need assistance due to dodgy knees etc.

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2. Re: elevator to Acropolis for handicap?

I agree... the BOX gives the basics... other threads have said that if you do not have "obvious" disability (i.e. wheelchair), then some kind of MD paper stating the disability is a help... for sure, Parkinson's would be considered disability. (and it also may be a help if he had a cane or 2, "as props" !! ) Some contributors have said you cannot just walk up and get on... because there's not an operator on duty full time; I believe you have to arrange beforehand, but there is info on doing it. As I recall, even if you have confirmed an arrangement prior to arrival, people wrote that it is prudent to RE-confirm the morning of the appointed day. Things happen.

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3. Re: elevator to Acropolis for handicap?

Visit our website: www.accessibletourism.org/…

Contact the resident archaeologist to make sure you can have access via the lift (elevator). She is very aware of this issue and does all she can to help. We have found that sometimes the guards on the gate insist that "only wheelchair users" may use the lift. They have given us stories about "only wheelchair users are insured" or "you have to show your disability certificate or doctor's proof of disability". So if you have walking difficulties you may not be allowed to use it! Bizarre but true. So be armed with patience and -even better - check with the archaeologist by email before you arrive. There are accessible toilets near the entrance gate. Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose. European Network for Accessible Tourism, ENAT.

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4. Re: elevator to Acropolis for handicap?

Memo to TA:

This very helpful post should be readily accessible along with all the other general information that people ask for.

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5. Re: elevator to Acropolis for handicap?

Here you can see the elevator:

http://tinyurl.com/5rd2y84

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6. Re: elevator to Acropolis for handicap?

Is there a working elevator to the Athens Acropolis today, September 7th, 2011. Thanks to anyone who knows. Rose

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