Accessible Travel

Access for travellers with disabilities has improved somewhat in recent years, though mostly in Athens where there are more accessible sights, hotels and restaurants. Much of the rest of Greece, with its abundance of stones, marble, slippery cobbles and stepped alleys, remains inaccessible or difficult for wheelchair users. People who have visual or hearing impairments are also rarely catered to.

Careful planning before you go can make a world of difference.

Travel Guide to Greece (www.greecetravel.com/handicapped) Links to local articles, resorts and tour groups catering to tourists with physical disabilities.

DR Yachting (www.disabledsailingholidays.com) Two-day to two-week sailing trips around the Greek islands in fully accessible yachts.

Sirens Resort (www.disableds-resort.gr) Family-friendly resort with accessible apartments, tours and ramps into the sea.

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guides from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.