Accessibility Works Underway at Lindos Acropolis on Rhodes
The Greek Culture Ministry recently announced that works were underway to make the Lindos Acropolis on Rhodes accessible to persons with disability.
Among others, the project running under the ministry’s site accessibility plan, includes fitting the archaeological site with a lift on the southern side of the acropolis as well as the creation of specially designed pathways which will allow stops at most of the site’s monuments. Authorities are also examining the possibility of installing a second elevator inside the site from the Stoa level to the Propylaea and to the temple.
Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said the decision comes after the completion of accessibility works on the Athens Acropolis, and added that Lindos was a highly visited monument on a very popular tourist destination.
“Ensuring unhindered access to the archeological site for people with disabilities is a priority for the culture ministry. The lift improves overall access to the monument,” said Mendoni, adding that as the same time the use of the lift will help stop the use of donkeys for transport.
“The participation of people with disabilities in culture is encouraged and facilitated and is the main means of promoting social equality and justice,” she said, adding that it will also contribute to enhancing the visitor experience.
Mendoni added that additional studies will be carried out to ensure the site is protected and all installations are secure.
The Lindos Acropolis overlooks the town of Lindos and the surrounding harbors and the coastline of Rhodes. It is a natural citadel fortified by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St John and the Ottomans.