In the autumn of 2020, the construction of new walkways on the Acropolis for people with mobility impairments was completed. The elaboration of the study was preceded and it was approved by the authorized councils and services of the Ministry of Culture (Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments (ESMA), Central Archeological Council (KAS), and Acropolis Restoration Service (YSMA), Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens (EFAPA), Directory of Restoration of Ancient Monuments (DAAM) etc.), which closely supervised its implementation, in accordance with the provisions of the Archaeological Law. The new walkways were constructed in order to enhance the older ones, that had been worn out, and they were designed so as to follow the traces of the ancient constructions, both of the Panathenaic way and of the enclosures of the sanctuaries, while highlighting the archaeological evidence (rock-cuttings for pedestal, etc.). At the same time, the new walkways have a smooth and non-slip surface, which serves the movement of all visitors more effectively. The construction, made of artificial stone, follows the principle of reversibility (as shown in the video), allowing for a new intervention in the future, should the situation requires it. ESMA has already expressed publically its views on the reactions about the construction of the walkways and others future programs.
Watch the video (in greek).