Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. Athens is the 6th most populous capital city of the EU with a population of 3.8 million people. Athens is also the southernmost capital on the European mainland. ccessible transportation in Athens is as good or better than any major city in Europe.
The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.
Attractions and Opportunities
All of the subway stations in Athens have elevators. Wheelchair users and people with other disabilities have multiple options for accessible transportation.
G & K Taxis are the first wheelchair accessible taxi service based in Athens, providing transfers, tours and chauffeurs for individuals and groups. They provide a safe and reliable way to move throughout Athens in the comfort of your own wheelchair.