Mount Parnassus
Mount Parnassus
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A beautiful mountain offering scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside.
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
Sep 2021
The Delphi Archeological Park sits on the side of the mountain. Nearby is the village of Arachova where there are restaurants, lodging, and more great views.
Written 26 October 2021
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Sue R
Brighton and Hove, UK145 contributions
Sep 2020
Delphi is built into the south western side of towering Mount Parnassus, which sadly has not been immune to bauxite scarring. Otherwise, Delphi has as heavenly a setting as the name suggests being built up the steep pristine slopes with views across gorges and a sea of rippling olive trees down to the Gulf of Corinth.
The ancient Greeks considered the centre of the world to be in Delphi; it was marked by a stone monument known as the omphalos (navel). It grew rich as it was venerated by most of the important ancient Greek city-states, who built various treasuries and monuments here.
The most renowned building is the temple Sanctuary of Apollo the site of the Oracle. The most familiar building, that features in all the pictures of Delphi (there isn’t so much of Apollo’s temple left) is the beautiful circular tholos from the temple of Athena, which is idyllically situated much lower down the slope.
We ascend Parnassus till we reach its two ski sections, Kellaria and Fterolakka, which together make up the largest ski centre in Greece. Ski House, Ski Café the shop facias proclaim. The villages are still very traditional with narrow streets and large squares full of men drinking their post church service and pre Sunday lunch aperitifs.
Written 17 October 2020
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permia
Ireland40,659 contributions
Feb 2020
With the holy sanctuary at its foot it is a fabulous backdrop that soars nearly 2500 metres. Sacred for millennia to numerous Greek Gods it is steeped in mythology.

Apollo was one such Deity, and his Temple is central to the Oracle’s Prophecies.
Written 7 June 2020
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TroyHuggett
Battle Creek, MI71 contributions
Dec 2019
You may be tempted to avoid the hike to the top - which is a hike. But if you are fit enough to make the climb, DON'T skip it! The stadium at the top is definitely worth it!
Written 31 December 2019
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goncalvesjosepcf
Lisbon, Portugal149 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The perfect local to built a fantastic Greece and Roman village. The view is almost celestial. Superb indeed
Written 14 December 2019
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GwensGramma
Durham, NC477 contributions
Sep 2019
The open vistas provide a top-of-the-world feel to Delphi. The extensive ruins are spread over the slope of Mount Parnassus and dominate the region.
Written 13 November 2019
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rcblanc
Tampa, FL36 contributions
Oct 2019
The only word that can describe the view from on top the mountain side is breathtaking. The climb was a pull for me but I stopped at every platform to catch my breath and made it to the top. There is a stadium at the top that was used before the Olympic games was founded in Olympia. You get a sense of the amount of people in ancient times that walked where I was walking. The climb to the top is very much worth the effort.
Written 28 October 2019
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,803 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We travelled up Mount Parnasus to get to Delphi and visit the oracle site. The countryside scenery as you climb the mountain is very impressive.

Written 6 October 2019
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mttaylor9
Baltimore, MD886 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
As you drive to Delphi you can see this peak from every angle.

It sets the scene for the visit to the Oracle and you can understand how the Greeks thought this was the center of the World.
Written 27 June 2019
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SevenoaksSinjun
Sevenoaks, UK1,523 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is mountain that you'll see or drive close to when visiting the archeological site of Delphi. It's a nice peaceful area to explore, with great views if you have the time.
Written 11 June 2019
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