Greece’s most famous archaeological site is set become more accessible to all.
Greece’s Ministry of Culture announced this week that it will be improving disabled access to the Acropolis by installing a new lift, after getting the green light from the country’s central archaeological council (KAS).
While there is currently a lift in place, it has been malfunctioning for some time. It will be replaced with a modern, functional elevator with two entrances, giving direct access to the popular site.
Meanwhile lighting at the site will also be upgraded. KAS’ decision was based on a study carried out in 2003 by French lighting designer, Pierre Bideau, the man responsible for the lighting at some of Paris’ most renowned sites, including the Eiffel Tower.
Plans for the upgrade will be led by Bideau’s collaborator, Costas Kapos.