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During the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the city of Athens and the surrounding areas host thousands of athletes, officials, media representatives, sponsors, IOC members, spectators and guests.
The spectators’ accommodation needs are covered, among other means, by hotels, cruise ships and rental of private homes
ATHENS 2004 has worked closely with the Government in order to transform Athens into a more friendly and accessible city for people with a disability.
It is more than clear that accessible infrastructure, which must be provided for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will be the best "legacy" for the independent, unobstructed and safe circulation of people with a disability
Athens, a city rich in History and tradition welcomes the world. The birthplace of Socrates and Plato, home of philosophy and cradle of Democracy has the honour and responsibility, for the second time in modern History, to host the Olympic Games
Apart from Athens, four Greek cities - Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklio and Volos – have the seldom honour of being also called Olympic Cities, since they host Football tournaments.
The Olympic Cities have responded to the requirements of the sport and the Olympic Family to the utmost of their ability. Operationally and visually they have undergone a general facelift
The Department of Culture has developed a programme that demonstrates the cultural aspect of the Olympic Games. Accessible to all audiences, the official Cultural Programme of the Games aims to transfer the Olympic Experience beyond the Competition venues
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