New wheelchair lift opens at the Acropolis (PHOTOS)

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opening new wheelchair lift at Acropolis Hill.

The new wheelchair access lift for disabled people to reach Acropolis Hill was inaugurated today by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Mitsotakis described the new lift, located on the north slope of the Acropolis, as “an emblematic project” as scores of people will now have easier access to the historical site.

New wheelchair lift at Acropolis Hill.
New wheelchair lift at Acropolis Hill.

“Today, we inaugurate the new lift and also the designed routes in order to make the Acropolis Hill accessible to everyone,” Mitsotakis said.

“We are very happy that today, we make this important, emblematic project available to the public which wouldn’t have been accomplished without the support of the Onassis Foundation,” he added.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opening new wheelchair lift at Acropolis Hill.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opening new wheelchair lift at Acropolis Hill.

Antonis Papadimitriou, president of the Onassis Foundation, was present at the opening ceremony, along with Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Mitsotakis said that that foundations that “share the same vision and philosophy” with Greece can “deliver to the world very important projects.”

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opening new wheelchair lift at Acropolis Hill.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opening new wheelchair lift at Acropolis Hill.