Mount Parnitha is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.376m (4,514ft) above the sea level, located in the suburbs of Athens, Attica, in Greece. The drive offers great views of the city and the surrounding area.
The awesome serpentine road to the summit is asphalted. It’s called Mount Parnitha road. It was paved in the mid-20th century taking the visitor through a variety of landscapes. It is the highest mountain on the peninsula of Attica. Deer crossings and tight hairpin bends require your full concentration.
There’s a radar tower at the summit. It one the most visited mountain in Greece. The road has many turns but the route is amazing. It’s tall enough to get snow in winter. Starting from Acharnes, the ascent is 18.9 km long via 11 sharp hairpin turns. The elevation gain is 918 meters. The average gradient is 4.85%.