Life for the Disabled in Greece a Constant Struggle
Disabled people in Greece face the challenge that the country was not designed for people in wheelchairs. Even before uneven streets and steps were created, the topography of the country was rocky and mountainous. Although the country has made great...
Disabled Greek Police Officer Fights Discrimination, is Reinstated
A Greek police officer who was discharged in 2009 due to disability was reinstated into the force this week after launching a successful campaign to change the law. Antonis Tsapatakis was considered by the Hellenic Police (ELAS) as incapable of...
Ancient Greeks Built Ramps for Disabled in Public Buildings
The use of ramps for people with disabilities is an ancient Greek innovation that experts have recently confirmed.
Photo of Car Blocking Disabled Greek Teen Goes Viral
A Facebook post by a father of a 17-year-old disabled Athens boy went viral when his son's wheelchair got stuck on a sidewalk in the city center due to an unlawfully parked car which blocked access to the street. The incident...
Disabled 14-Year-Old Girl Captures Greek Hearts at Marathon Race (video)
A wheelchair-bound 14-year old girl from Rethymno in Crete made her dream a reality by taking part in the authentic Marathon race on Sunday. Marianna Avgoustaki crossed the finishing line at the Panthinaikon Stadium of Athens standing up. She was raised...
Wheelchair Dancer Wins Hearts of Greek Crowd (video)
A young disabled man stole the limelight at a recent basketball match in western Greece when he took to the court to perform a thrilling dance routine from his wheelchair. Thirty-year-old Andreas Stratoudakis, who has been confined to a wheelchair...
Disability Fraud in Western Greece
Twenty percent of the residents in Aetoloacarnania, Greece, seem to have illegally received benefits from the state claiming disability for being deaf or blind. The fraud was revealed after the checks conducted by committees of KEPA. Those who did...