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Accessibility at Acropolis sparks a row in Greece; Reuters

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The Acropolis in Athens has a new concrete pathway to facilitate wheelchair access – and some people are not happy about it. The UNESCO World Heritage site attracts thousands of visitors a day in peak periods, most of whom climb the 160-meter hill on foot, and wander on uneven stone paths worn smooth over hundreds of years.The new concrete track is laid over a synthetic membrane that protects the ancient stones underneath and permits easy removal.But critics say it ruins the classical harmony of the ancient site.Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras last month demanded the conservative government, quote, “stop abusing our cultural heritage.

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