Parnassos Project

Parnassos Project


Parnassos Mountain

Parnassos is a mountain of limestone in central Greece that towers above Delphi, north of the Gulf of Corinth, and offers scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Dionysus and the Dionysian mysteries; it was also sacred to Apollo and the Corycian nymphs, and it was the home of the Muses.

Parnassus is one of the largest mountainous regions of Mainland Greece and one of the highest Greek mountains. It spreads over three municipalities, namely of Boeotia, Phthiotis and Phocis, where its largest part lies. Its altitude is 2,457 meters and its highest peak is Liakouras.

The National Park

The significant biodiversity, both in flora and in fauna, led the authorities to the establishment of the National Park of Parnassus in 1938, the year when the systematic mining of bauxite started.

The Park comprises a landscape of 15,000 hectares (36,000 acres) spreading on the mountainous region between Delphi, Arachova and Agoriani. Among the endemic flora species under protection are the Cephalonian fir tree and the Parnassian peony (Paeonia parnassica). In the Park sojourn prey birds and wolves, boars, badgers and weasels. Wikipedia


Parnassos Ski Resort

The slopes of Mount Parnassus are composed of two ski sections, Kellaria and Fterolakka, which together make up the largest ski center in Greece. A smaller ski center (only two drag lifts) called Gerontovrahos is across a ridge from Kellaria. Parnassus is mined for its abundant supply of bauxite which is converted to aluminium oxide and then to aluminium.

On this mountain at an elevation of 1,600-2,250m in the areas of Kelaria and Fterolakka, Parnassos Ski Center operates from December until the beginning of May, which is the biggest and the best organised ski center of our country.

In an altitude of 1.600-2.250m, at Kelaria and Fterolaka, is Parnassos SC. 19 pistes, 7 routes, 10 paths and 3 mini beginner pistes of 36km total length, as well as 12 off-piste routes are expecting skiers and snowboarders of every level, every year, December to May.

Parnassos Helicopter Sightseeing Flights

See the best of Parnassos from the air in a spectacular helicopter flight

If you’re looking to try something a little different on your trip to Parnassos, why not get a panoramic view of the mountains from on-board a helicopter?

If you have ever flown in a helicopter you know that its abilities are exhilarating. The flexibility of helicopters mean that they can fly almost anywhere.

Experience a helicopter flight for a thrilling, exhilarating panoramic bird’s eye view of the mountains.

Starting 24 of December and until 28 of February experience Helicopter Sightseeing Flight !!!

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on holidays till March, Agusta 109 will be based and will operate from Arachova. Book online your sightseeing flight per seat or for private tour.

Flight duration: from 10 min     Price: 120 €/ per seat