Parnassus

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Parnassos is located in south central Greece, just north of the Gulf of Corinth. It is an isolated massif that is barren in summer, and a popular ski area in winter. Its summit provides an excellent view of the surrounding land and sea. Parnassos is significant in Greek mythology, particularly as the sacred mountain dedicated to Apollo and the Muses. Also, Deucalion and his wife Pyrrah were sole survivors of Zeus's great flood, their ark finally landing on the summit of Parnassos in similar fashion to Noah's post-flood landing on Mount Ararat.

Elevation (feet): 8,062
Elevation (meters): 2,457
Continent: Europe
Country: Greece
Range/Region: Greek-Albanian Ranges
Latitude: 38.5333
Longitude: 22.6167
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun
Nearest major airport: Athens. Greece
Convenient Center: Levdhia, Greece

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Parnassus.

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  • Log #6056 - by Giorgos and Andrea Liolios on July 14, 2002
    My first summit! I was nine years old and I will never forget the view and the feeling of being high ! And since then, I love mountains!"
  • Log #6057 - by Giorgos and Andrea Liolios on July 23, 2001
    My first summit! I was nine years old and I will never forget the view and the feeling of being high ! And since then, I love mountains!