Parnassus, Delphi

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Mount Parnassus is a mountain of limestone in central Greece that towers above Delphi, north of the Gulf of Corinth, and offers scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Dionysus and the Dionysian mysteries; it was also sacred to Apollo and the Corycian nymphs, and it was the home of the Muses. The mountain was also favored by the Dorians. It is suggested that the name derives from parnassas, the possessive adjective of the Luwian word parna meaning house, or specifically temple, so the name effectively means the mountain of the house of the god.
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  • A lot of activities in this mountain. Try skiing and snowboarding on winter at arachova. Walk and hike all year. Gerontovrachos top has a very nice trail  more »
  • I recommend a drive through the roads surrounding Mount Parnassus as a fantastic way to spend a summer day. The views are breath-taking and the natural dramatic landscapes are beyond beautiful. The hi...  more »
  • Road in excellent condition of adequate size. Very green beautiful park passing the time perfectly on the road between 2 must-see cities of Greece.
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  • I loved skiing on this mountain, it was an amazing time.. hitchhiked the ride from the village till the top of the mountain, best trip ever
  • Great place for view snow and great place for doing sky!!!
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  • Parnassos, the ruler of roumeli. It is an imposing mountain block with number famous peaks that dominate at altitudes above 2,000 Mt. (Liakoura-2,456 Mt., Kotroni 2,434 Mt., Toumporachi Mt, 2,431 Tsarkos 2,416 Mt., Gerontobrachos MT 2,396., Black Stones, Three Tsoympes, Kalogiros...). Starting with the ski resort of Cellars and by well-marked path can everyone who endures the climb peaks, to get to know this unique mountain complex that fortunately was protected for biodiversity.
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Where to stay in Delphi

Despite its popularity with tourists, Delphi offers plenty of affordable hotel lodgings even at peak season, though you must book early if you want a room with a view of the Gulf of Corinth. Travelers looking for budget-friendly options can try one of the area's inns, where friendly service and easy access to good shops and restaurants compensate for a lack of modern amenities. Alternatively, visit Delphi's ancient sites from one of the boutique hotels clinging to the slopes of nearby Mount Parnassus.
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