Ancient Delphi was built on a slope of Mount Parnassus. The limestone range peaks at 8,061 feet, making it Greece’s eighth tallest mountain. Considerable myths are associated with Mount Parnassus. This was sacred land to Dionysus (god of wine), the Thriae (three nymphs with women’s heads, bee bodies) and the Muses (goddesses of literature, science and the arts). The location of Delphi provides a stunning vista of olive trees filling the deep Pleistos Valley. The groves produce some of the best olives in Greece. In the background are the ridges of Agioi Pantes. The mountain reaches an elevation of 2,543 feet.