The Limassol Tourism Board contributes beach accessibility of people with Special Access Needs

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The Limassol Tourism Board (LTC), in the context of the European Project ANDIKAT (Greece-Cyprus 2014-2020/INTERREG V-A), offered two Floating Wheelchairs to the Limassol Nautical Club to enable beach accessibility of people with reduced mobility.

The Floating Wheelchairs can easily move on the sand and float on the water thanks to their floating armrests and wheels. They will remain at the Limassol Nautical Club premises, where they are easily accessible for use by the public free of charge.

The €3.2 million ANDIKAT project aims to create diving routes in protected sea areas in Eastern Mediterranean and to develop a network for diving tourism. Limassol is aiming to upgrade and create routes at the Dasoudi artificial reef and at the Amathus area, where the ancient port can be visited. Additionally, the project focuses on the creation of a sculpture park in Dasoudi artificial reef, acquiring a dome to project a 180⁰ film about the sea to groups of children and adults, participation in diving exhibitions, creating awareness through events, printed and electronic material and enabling beach accessibility for people with special access needs. The project has a three-year duration.

The Limassol Tourism Board continues its efforts to further upgrade the tourist product of the region, and utilizes state-of-the-art European programmes such as ANDIKAT to ensure that Limassol as a destination remains at leading edge.