Greece is Making Hundreds of Beaches Wheelchair Accessible
Great news! Greece is making waves around the world by transforming 287 beaches into fully wheelchair-accessible paradises. This free, Greek-designed technology provides unassisted access to the sea for beach-goers who may have difficulty accessing the water.
147 beaches have been transformed so far into fully accessible havens, complete with essential facilities like parking, bathrooms, changing rooms, and ramps. With the support of the European Union and national resources, the project is on track to make all 287 beaches accessible, allowing people with disabilities and mobility issues to enjoy the sand, sea and sun with their loved ones.
At a press conference, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias emphasized that "equal access to the sea is an inalienable human right." By enhancing the quality of life for those with disabilities and limited mobility, these fully accessible beaches are promoting physical and mental health and wellness for all.
But the benefits don't stop there. Fully accessible beaches also contribute to the local economy, attracting visitors with disabilities and limited mobility.
This project is just one example of the country's ongoing commitment to accessibility for all. Iconic landmarks like the Acropolis are being transformed for people with disabilities.