Acropolis lift out of service until next week


A platform lift for disabled persons at the Acropolis Hill that broke down Tuesday is expected to go back into operation next week, culture ministry officials said Wednesday.

A spare part was ordered from Germany which means a waiting period of four days, officials said.

Installed in 2004 as part of an effort to make Athens more accessible during the Olympics and Paralympics, the cage-like elevator has become increasingly prone to failure.

The country’s new culture minister has said that a new elevator will be installed in the coming months.