A combination of sea and mountains

The spectacular olive grove of Amfissa unfolds southwest of Delphi and stretches out to the picturesque coastal town of Itea, which is only a few minutes by car from Delphi.

Mount Parnassus stretches out northeast of Delphi and its natural environment is considered an ecological paradise, remaining unaffected by its surrounding urban centers.

Between the towns Eptalofos and Arachova and within the heart of Parnassus, is the National Park which was founded in 1938 and covers an area of 36 thousand sq m.

The park’s flora consists mainly of Greek Fir (Abies cephalonica), but there are also many varieties of Blackthorn trees (Prunus spinosa) as well as clusters of Black Pines (Pinus nigra).

Rare native plants, such as the Paeonia parnassica, also thrive in this environment along with many other plants of scientific interest. The park’s fauna consists of animals common in the Greek area, such as foxes, badgers, wild hares and squirrels. There have also been sightings of ferrets, jackals and wolves on rare occasions. The bird population consists of bearded vultures (Gypaetus barbatus), hawks, woodpeckers and golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos).

The geomorphology of the area is undoubtedly of great ecological and aesthetic value. The visitor will surely appreciate the Korikion Cave (Korikion Antron) which was considered to be a sacred cave during ancient times. Also, the famous Karkaros Cave or Eptastomos (which literally means “seven openings”) will attract adventurous explorers, since according to scientists, Europe’s southernmost glacier lies in the depths of the cave.