The Acropolis was made accessible to welcome Paralympic visitors

In preparation for hosting the 2004 summer Paralympics, the Greek Government undertook a number of initiatives to make Athens more ‘disability friendly’. The new metro lines and stations were modern and accessible and there were some changes to the Athens streetscape. Possibly the most notable change was the addition of an inclinator and elevator on the side of the Acropolis to take people to the top of this ancient hill so that those with mobility impairments could experience the Parthenon and other sites.