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blopez34

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My friend uses a wheelchair and we're wondering which parts of Greece are wheelchair friendly. Does anyone have experience with this? Traveling abroad sometimes can pose an issue unfortunately
 

Deborah

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I would recommend choosing among the larger islands such as Crete and Corfu, where a variety of accommodation will be available and where you can rent a car to go to the beaches and mountain villages. Some beaches in Greece now have ramps specifically for disabled people. This is a fairly new service, but you might be able to research a list of them. Hills and cobblestones are a way of life in Greece, but when the going gets tough, (unlike other countries) there will always be someone to jump up and help without even having to ask! 💙🇬🇷💙
 
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Deborah

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If you fly between islands via Athens,Aegean Airlines has a very efficient wheelchair transfer service. Just be sure to add the wheelchair request when you book your tickets.
 
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Deborah

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Another thought…..whatever accommodation you book, (since you won’t have stayed there before) I would contact the hotel directly and make sure that you are getting a handicapped accessible room. Photos can be deceiving - both in terms of the rooms and the actual location of the hotel!
 
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blopez34

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Another thought…..whatever accommodation you book, (since you won’t have stayed there before) I would contact the hotel directly and make sure that you are getting a handicapped accessible room. Photos can be deceiving - both in terms of the rooms and the actual location of the hotel!
Thank you so much for posting these lovely replies. This is so helpful as I've never had to think of this until I decided to travel friend. I will look into bigger islands and I assume that the hotels will try their best to be as accommodating as possible :)
 

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KAVALA

During the 90's my late husband and myself travelled from Kavala to Thassos by ferry, sadly I cannot remember where we flew into. I know we hired a car from the airport. Every year we would visit different parts of Greece such as Samothraki, Evia, Karpathos, Loutra, Stoupa, Kalymnos and many other islands and parts of the mainland which again I cannot remember.
I have a yearning to revisit Kavala/Thassos again with my partner and I am very cross/upset with myself as I cannot remember how we got to some of these places.
I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to advise me.
We loved Greece and during his funeral we played Greek music and it went down well, the congregation were tapping their feet to the music. Next week we have managed to get a holiday on Kos so at last we can get to see Greece again, also, my partner hasn't been to Kos, I have since losing my husband and other islands.
Thank you in advance.
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