Helikon Mt. (Boeotia) 215 Elikona - Ελικών

Ἑλικών - Helikon, mountain of the Muses, the modern Zagaras and/or Elikonas in Viotia Central Greece
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Latitude: 38.320700
Longitude: 23.015400
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἑλικών
Place ID: 384228LHel
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Region: Central Greece
Country: Greece
Department: Viotia
Mod: Elikona

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Modern Description: In Greek mythology Mt. Helicon was sacred to the Muses, who had a sanctuary in the valley of the Muses below. The modern name Elikonas is applied to a large, varied mountain chain running EW, with the highest peak Paliovouna at 1747 m. The modern name for the eastern summit, the one most closely associated with the Muses, is Zagaras (1525 m). The footpaths to the summit are steep and poorly marked. The famous Hippocrene spring is identified with a rock-lined well/cistern below the main summit.
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Helicon
Wikidata ID: Q215516
Trismegistos Geo: 11995
Manto: 9878166

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