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Syros Looking to Promote its Accessible Tourism Side

The Municipality of Syros – Ermoupolis is looking into ways to promote the island as an accessible destination for people with disabilities through new initiatives and innovative infrastructure.

The municipality recently announced that special SEATRAC mobility ramps have been installed on the beaches of Galissas and Agathopes to help people with physical disabilities move in and out of the water.

The two beaches also offer extended wooden walkways that connect the parking area with the beach and specially designed wooden dressing rooms and umbrellas for the disabled.

The project was carried out under a budget of 89,822 euros with funds from the “Competitiveness Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020” operational program of the Development & Investment Ministry.

The beaches of Vari and Voulgari also include special equipment to offer access to people with disabilities.

“This makes Syros one of the few destinations in Greece with a total of four accessible beaches,” the municipality said in an announcement.

Moreover, the municipality plans to launch a video, in collaboration with the Agoni Grammi Gonimi NGO, to promote Syros as an accessible destination for people with disabilities.

The promotional video is expected to be released soon.

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