Mount Parnassos (/pɑːrˈnæsəs/; Greek: Παρνασσός, Parnassos) 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 Coryciannymphs, and it was the home of the Muses.Continue reading Mount Parnassos
Category: Central Greece
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Karpenissi (Central Greece) is situated in the valley of the river Karpenisiotis, a tributary of the Megdovas, in the southern part of the Pindus Mountains. Mount Tymfristos (2,315 m elevation) lies directly to the north of the town, and the foothills of mount Kaliakouda are in the south. Karpenisi has a ski resort and is a popular destination, especially during winter. It is called Switzerland of Greece for the resemblance with the mountainous country and its beauty, atypical for a Mediterranean place.Continue reading Karpenissi, Central Greece
Dirfys in Evia, the holy mountain of the goddess Hera, is located on the island of Evia, and is just 60km from the Athens. A quick hour and a half drive makes Dirfys a perfect day trip. But don’t be fooled, this mountain is serious. It’s a well known fact among Greek mountaineers that Dirfys is one of the most dangerous mountains in the country. Like the goddess herself, Dirfys is known for its striking beauty, but also for its vindictive temper to those who disrespect it.Continue reading Dirfys, Evia