Mt Parnassos

Mt Parnassos, Central Greece

P(caps)arnassos Mt was established as a National Park in 1938, together with Mount Olympus National Park. The site (3513 hectares) includes the National Park of Parnassos, with one part in Viotia and the rest in Fokida Prefectures.

The predominate climate is continental with a relatively cold yet dry summer period, rainy autumn, and heavy winter, the latter lasting from many months. From December to March it is covered by snow, reaching up to 4m from the ground. The dominant tree species is Abies cephalonica, endemic greek fir, forming pure extensive stands. Delfi archeological site is a must stop after ascending the top of the mountain

Alpine Accentor at Mt Parnassos, Central Grece

Mountain with fir forest and rocky limestone slopes

All year breeding species

Golden Eagle, Black Woodpecker, Syrian Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Red-billed Cough, Rock Thrush, Shore Lark, Alpine Accentor, Rock Partridge, Rock Bunting

Spring and autumn
Red-backed Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher, Short-toed Eagle,