Greece charts out plan to help tourists with disabilities

karpathos island greece

Greek tourism minister Haris Theoharis has said the ministry has made accessibility for people with disabilities in tourism a priority issue.

For the first time the tourism ministry will establish an accessible tourism committee, where the goal is to map out all problems relating to accessibility issues in tourist accommodation, cultural spaces, etc, news agency AP has reported.

The minister also noted that the tourism ministry is cooperating with the digital policy ministry on the creation of a website with information on accessible accommodation in Greece and any services that are useful for people with disabilities.

Addressing entrepreneurs who have decided to invest in accessibility services for their accommodation, Theoharis said the ministry will support their efforts.

Theoharis added that no Greek should be afraid of the arrival of tourists. “We have opened safely and we will not make compromises on this,” he said. “We have a comprehensive plan in every corner of Greece and therefore no Greek or tourist need to feel insecure.”

Meanwhile, the minister referred at length to the social tourism programme, which has tripled this year to 30 million euros.