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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 :)
 

k_tsoukalas

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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
No experience with wheelchair friendly travel and from the places I have been, I can tell that some parts of Greece might be challenging. I would find a hotel that is wheelchair accessible and see if your vacation comes together from there. My one family member who traveled to Greece with a wheelchair had a frustrating time, but the group went way off the beaten track looking for a village where the man's father was born (in the middle of the Peloponnese).
 

Taking a cruise around the Greek islands is a great idea if you have kids!

I always recommend cruises for families because they are generally pretty safe and there are a lot of activities for families to do on board. It’s a great place to grab a drink with your spouse and supervise the young ones on the pool deck. They will always here a life guard which is not the case for many public beaches in Greece. If you have teens, there tend to be many teen groups that offer excursions during the stops so they are able to make friends with other cruise ship members. I highly recommend it!

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Porto Katsiki in Lefkada is one of the best beaches!

Porto Katsiki is definitely one of the best beaches in Lefkada and probably the west coast of Greece. I suggest that you go to the beach pretty early, as the parking gets filled up and it will be difficult to find free parking. I personally like to go to organize beaches, which there are plenty of. You can also find a secluded area of the beach that is open to the public, and you’re able to bring your own towels, umbrellas, and food. Enjoy!
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