Mount Parnassus

Mount Parnassus

Mount Parnassus is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.305m (7,562ft) above the sea level, located in central Greece. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

The road to the summit is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. Any barriers along the edge afford little more than token protection. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus are the location of two ski centres. The mountain plays a prominent role in Greek mythology because on its southern slope, overlooking the Gulf of Corinth, lies Delphi, site of the famous oracle.
The road is mostly asphalted in bad conditions. It’s extremely narrow with hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. There are no protections or guard rails along some parts of the route. The road offers scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Apollo and the home of the Muses. This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. The last part of the climb is on gravel surface. 
Pic: Andre Э

 

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