At first glance, Athens can appear more like an obstacle course than a treasure hunt for those with limited mobility. But thanks to recent changes and a more inclusive mindset, both the old city and the new now have much to offer wheelchair users in terms of attractions, accommodation or finding a nice place for a drink.
For a start, Athens’ entire public transport network is wheelchair accessible. (Any problems with the metro’s elevators are announced at all stations.) While navigating the streets themselves can sometimes be tricky, you can use the city’s relatively cheap taxis to get from metro station to final destination if you have a manual wheelchair, or specialised taxi services for motorised wheelchair users. Here are some of the best accessible sites in and around Athens to put on your hit list.