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Athens is making strides to enhance accessibility for all, showcasing a commitment to inclusivity through various initiatives and projects.

Accessible Athens Routes is a pilot project that demonstrates the city's efforts to become more accessible for people with visual and mobility impairments. In collaboration with the social enterprise "Me Alla Matia," the Municipality of Athens and This Is Athens have mapped out accessible tourist itineraries. These routes have been carefully studied and traced by focus groups consisting of disabled individuals and professionals, offering detailed accessibility information for each point of interest.

Some specific information about accessible public transportation:

  • All metro stations are accessible and equipped with adapted WCs that are free for the disabled public.
  • If your vision is impaired, please ask for help from the stationmaster, who will assist you in boarding and will notify the head of the station where you will disembark to assist you.
  • There is a helpline for disabled visitors +302108200887 operating from 06:30 – 22:30 on weekdays and from 07:30 – 22:30 on weekends.
  • There are special vehicles for the transportation of disabled people that cannot be serviced by conventional public transport vehicles. The service has three vehicles with space for wheelchairs and one seat for the accompanying person. The use of this service is made by appointment, provided that there is a vehicle available. Call +302104270748 (operating hours 7:30- 14:00, from Monday to Friday) or send an e-mail to [email protected]. The service hours are from 08:00 to 22:00, free of charge.

Travelling by taxi:

  • Taxis are not specially designed to accommodate wheelchairs.
  • There are wheelchair-adapted vehicles for rent with a driver, only by appointment, usually without a taximeter and with a prearranged price per ride. You can google those services and contact them for an appointment or more info. All metro stations are accessible and equipped with adapted WCs that are free for the disabled public.

You can also check this guide for the most wheelchair-friendly places to visit in Athens.