Mount Parnassus

A steep unpaved road to the top of Mount Parnassus

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

The road to the summit is unpaved and very steep. 4x4 vehicle required. The drive offers scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside.The slopes of Mount Parnassus are the location of two ski centers. 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. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Apollo and the home of the Muses

The trail is usually impassable from October to June. There are no protections or guard rails along some parts of the route. The road is 10.4 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 675 meters. The average gradient is 6.49%.
Pic: Andre Э

 

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