Wheelchair Access at Byzantine and Christian Museum

Map showing the path from the street, into the courtyard, to the museum.

  Wheelchair access at the Byzantine andThere is a very slight ramp going down at the entrance.Christian Museum in Athens is possible by using the elevators positioned throughout the museum which enable you to visit the various exhibition floors. When you arrive you will have 5 meters of 4 star smooth cobblestones to go over before you get into the courtyard.  On the left side of the courtyard you will find the entrance to the museum. There is level access at the entrance of the building.

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Inside the museum, all of the exhibits can be reached without having to ascend stairs although you will need to use 4 different elevators to go down to the various levels. After visiting all of the exhibits, a single elevator can take you back up to the entrance. There are steps to reach the restroom.

Image of the inner courtyard.  The Byzantine and Christian Museum is on the left.

Is there an accessible entrance?  Yes, on Leoforos Vasileos Sofias street there is level access at the main entrance.

Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? Push/pull

Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people?  On Leoforos Vasileos Sofias street outside the main entrance.

What are the nearby metro/subway  stations?   Line 3 (get off at Evangelismos)

The entrance to the museum has flat access.

What bus lines pass nearby?  054, 200, 203, 204, 220, 221, 224, 235, 400, 408, 419, 601, 603, 608, 622, 732, 815,
Α5, Γ5, Ε6, Ε7, Ε14, Χ14 (get off at Rigillis)
250 (get off at Evangelismos)
450, 550 (get off at Ethniko Idryma Ereunon)
060, 022 (get off at Loukiano)
01 (Municipal of Kaisariani bus, get off at “Rizari”)

Where is the closest disabled parking? The Museum has one parking space reserved for people with disabilities.

There are a few elongated elevators to get down to the bottom floor.

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance?  There are 5 meters of 4 star smooth cobblestones and a 4 star flat slope at the entrance.

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps?  95%.  Four elevators are necessary to get you down to the various floors and you can take a single elevator back to the entrance. Only the restroom can not be reached by elevator.

Which parts are not accessible?  All parts are accessible except for the restroom.

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Is there an accessible bathroom?  No, there are steps down to the restroom.
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair?
Are there grab bars?
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet?

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up stepsNo guided tours, but they have audioguides

Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking?  No
…opening of an accessible entrance?  No
…loaner wheelchairs?  No
…accessible tours?  No

Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion?  Free for disabled person and a companion

Opening Hours: Monday 13:30-20:00, Tue-Sun 8-20:00

How many hours do most able-bodied tourists spend there on their first visit?  1-1.5 hours

Address: Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 22, Athens
Telephone: 213 213 9500
Website: http://www.byzantinemuseum.gr/en/
Email: info@byzantinemuseum.gr

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