Almost 300 beaches across Greece to become wheelchair-friendly

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A project is underway to make almost 300 beaches across Greece fully accessible to people with mobility problems, according to Ekathimerini.

The 15-million-euro Accessible Beaches project is funded by the European Union and national resources.

It will see the installation of the Greek-designed Seatrac system for wheelchairs and other essential facilities like parking, bathroom/changing facilities, ramps and corridors to sun loungers, and refreshment bars.

SeaTrak.

The aim of the project is to ensure accessibility to the sea for people with disabilities and people with limited mobility, such as elderly people, pregnant women, people with temporary injuries, as well as to promote Greece as an accessible sea tourism destination.

“Equal access to the sea is an indelible human right,” Greece’s Tourism Minister, Vassilis Kikilias, said.

Source: Ekathimerini

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