The Acropolis of Athens, the remains of the ancient citadel of one of the most important civilisations in history, is breathtaking and a magnet for tourists. Whilst we appreciate the beauty and significance of this cultural gem, Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm and we have years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation including accidents on holiday. We understand the dangers associated with many popular tourist destinations, so we publish these handy guides in order for you to stay safe and make the best of a wonderful trip.
What sort of accidents could occur whilst visiting the Acropolis of Athens?
The Acropolis itself is located on a rocky outcrop, high above the modern metropolis that Athens has become. This means that there is a significant chance of slipping tripping or falling. It’s important to wear appropriate footwear with adequate grip when exploring the ruins of the Acropolis. Be aware that the Acropolis is over 2000 years old and that this means that there is a risk of debris falling.
Be aware that Athens has a Mediterranean climate and temperatures reach an average of 33°c in summer and temperatures can reach as high as 40°c in the notorious Athens’ heatwaves. If you plan on visiting the Acropolis in summer as many tourists tend to do, ensure that you bring plenty of water with you in order to combat the effects of dehydration and bring a high factor sunscreen in order to protect against damage to the skin by UV rays.
According to a study published by the LA times, Athens is amongst one of the safest capital cities in Europe. Although crime has risen in the years from 2009 until the present, the crime rate remains generally low. However, you should always be vigilant and alert when it comes to ensuring your valuables are not stolen. Be sure to choose a hotel that offers the use of a safety deposit box.
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: Accident Advice