Olga Kefalogianni attends a beach of Glyfada that is accessible for people with disabilities


The Ministry of Tourism seeks to promote Greece as an accessible and welcoming destination for all travellers,” said Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni during her visit to a beach in Glyfada that is accessible to people with disabilities, in the presence of State Minister Akis Skertzos and the Mayor of the area George Papanikolaou.

“Inclusion,” Olga Kefalogianni pointed out, “is a key component of responsible and sustainable tourism development in modern times. The accessible tourism policy, she added, “enhances at the same time the differentiation of our tourism product and its competitiveness in the international environment”.

Within the framework of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan ‘Greece 2.0’, the Ministry of Tourism has included and is already implementing a series of projects aimed at accessible beaches and sustainable development.

“This is a flagship project”, Ms Olga Kefalogianni stressed, “and it concerns the development of accessibility infrastructure on our country’s beaches with resources of over 17 million euros and has a completion horizon of the end of 2025.

The projects provide for the upgrading of tourism infrastructure and the enrichment of the country’s tourism offer and include ensuring the necessary conditions to avoid discrimination in access to infrastructure, services and goods. Eligible costs included in these projects are sanitary facilities and the design of accesses and internal roads for people with disabilities and people with reduced mobility, while special signage of areas, accesses and uses with digital means and appropriate specifications for people with disabilities is provided.


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