Greece (2,457 m) – Site of the Oracle of Delphi
Mount Parnassus, the third and probably most visited of Greece’s most famous mythological mountains, is closely associated with the city of Delphi and its world-famous oracle, as well as anumber of other Greek legends. The ruins of the ancient shrine of Delphi still stand on its slopes, making it one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece outside of the Peloponnese.
Parnassus played a role in several ancient Greek myths. Named after the son of a nymph, Parnassus was the site of several adventures of the god Apollo and the hero Orpheus. It was the location where Deucalion escaped the primordial flood, and a possible site where the Muses lived. Parnassus was sacred in ancient times to Dionysus and Apollo. Finally, it was held to be the home of Pegasus.
Mount Parnassus is one of the most visited sites in Greece outside of Peloponnesia. Only sixty miles from Athens by road, thousands of tourists flock to Parnassus every year to visit the fabled ruins that were once home to the Oracle of Delphi. Unfortunately, there have been no sitings of winged horses in the vicinity recently.