Travellers with Disabilities

If mobility is a problem, visiting Crete will present serious challenges. Most hotels, ferries, museums and sites are not wheelchair accessible, and narrow streets, steep curbs and parked cars make getting around difficult. Newly built hotels are required to be more accessible to people with disabilities by having lifts and rooms with extra-wide doors and spacious bathrooms. People who have visual or hearing impairments are rarely catered to. Assume nothing.

Eria Resort in Maleme in western Crete is one of the few in Greece designed for travellers with disabilities. It caters for special needs and equipment and offers medical support and excursions and activities.

Find English-language tips on www.disabled.gr and www.greecetravel.com/handicapped.