The Acropolis of Athens is the most representative of the Greek Acropolis and is one of the most iconic monuments in the world. It is a fortress, leveled at the top, which rises 156 meters above sea level above the city of Athens. It is undoubtedly one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Located, as a tradition, in the upper part of the city of Athens, it still preserves, even if in a state of ruin or a little more, most of the buildings that constituted it and by visiting the site of the Acropolis it is therefore possible to get an idea of what it was the power of Hellenic civilization. There are many temples, true protagonists of the culture of that ancient people, even if unfortunately today it is not possible to admire them in all their extraordinary beauty. 2 million people visit it every year.
The bespoke inclined panoramic lift was built in order to improve access to the Acropolis of Athens, a symbol of Greek culture and Western democracy, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, overcoming many technical and logistical difficulties and in full compliance with constraints imposed by the Superintendency of Archaeological Heritage.
In less than a minute, Maspero Elevatori’s panoramic inclined lift connects Peripatos (an ancient road located at the foot of the Acropolis) with the Erechtheion (or Erechtheum),the temple of the Caryatids on the north side of the Acropolis.
The lift, with a change of inclination ranging from 38 to 78 degrees, has a capacity of 1250 kgs and can carry up to 16 people or 2 weelchairs and a companion to travel with each of them.
This special installation has been designed to be able to transport even a stretcher with an operator, in case of emergency.
The panoramic cabin and landing doors are made of completely transparent stratified glass, offering the passengers a unique view.