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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  • Mythological Mount of Greece, sacred to the God Apollo. Must stop if you visit the city of Delphi.
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  • The mountain of myths and legends. It was not chosen randomly to be the mountain where the greatest Dionysian feast of the Ancient Greeks was celebrated every year! And it is not accidentally the mountain of diaper... Of the beloved son of Zeus... And maybe the "Crazy" God!
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  • The evergreen Mt Parnassos, covered in fir trees, is a famous winter destination and one of the highest mountains in Greece. A swarm of ski aficionados head to the ski resort every year as their trip there is facilitated by its proximity to Athens. The mythical mountain’s slopes are weighed down by the history and tradition of Roumeli. It is an ideal destination where you can enjoy the warmth of greek hospitality and views of some picturesque villages in an alpine landscape. The area offers also more then 100 hiking routes and is best visited on summer!
  • The greatest Greece mountain - a leaving place of muses and Pegasus.
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