Corycian Cave

Local nameΚωρύκειον Άντρο

The Corycian Cave is located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in central Greece. In the mythology of the area, it is named after the nymph Corycia; however, its name etymologically derives from korykos, "knapsack". A modern name for the cave in some references is Sarantavli, meaning "forty rooms". This cave was sacred to the Corycian nymphs and the Muses, and a place of worship for Pan. This cave is also thought to be the ritual home of Dionysus.Traditionally the cave has been a place of refuge for the surrounding population during foreign invasions e.g. from the Persians in the 5th century BC, the Turks during the Greek War of Independence, and from the Germans in 1943.

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Address (Unnamed Road), 32004, Greece

Coordinates 38°30'57.315" N 22°31'17.496" E

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