One of Greece’s most iconic attractions, the Parthenon, is waiting for visitors to return after renovation.
Using the quiet period during the pandemic, a new cement walkway near to the Parthenon temple has been built.
The ancient site has become more accessible as the new smooth artificial pathway replaced a badly eroded one.
“Our idea was to make the monument, a symbol of Western civilization, accessible to everybody in our society. We believe that it is not possible that the Acropolis, with all this symbolism and all these concepts and values that it contains, cannot be accessible to people who are hindered by disability.”
A new lift has also been created for those using wheelchairs.
But some denounced the so-called ‘improvements’,… saying that they didn’t respect the site’s aesthetic and classical aspects.