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Mt. Parnassus (Parnassos) Tours

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Mt. Parnassus (Parnassos)
Home of the Muses in Greek myth, 8,061-foot (2,457-meter) Mount Parnassus (Parnassos) is one of the star attractions of Parnassos National Park. Activities on offer span the gamut from skiing and snowmobiling to climbing and mountain biking via hiking and 4WD adventures, but most travelers experience it only on a visit to the ancient site of Delphi.

The Basics
There is no charge to visit Parnassos National Park or to soak up the scenery as you drive by Mt. Parnassus’ stark peak. You’ll need a pass to ski either Kellaria, with 10 lifts and mainly intermediate slopes, or Fterolakka, with seven lifts and some challenging off-piste. Most international visitors to Greece discover Mt. Parnassus as part of a trip to ancient Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site once famed for its female prophet, the original oracle.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mt. Parnassus is of particular interest to fans of Greek and Roman mythology, lovers of wildflowers, and ski addicts.
  • Weather can change quickly on Mt. Parnassus. Bring warm gear when hiking in fall or spring.
  • While parts of the ancient Delphi site are accessible for wheelchair users, Mt. Parnassus is not generally an accessible destination.

How to Get There
Mt. Parnassus towers above Delphi in Sterea Ellada on the Greek mainland. With no ski buses, driving is your only practical option if you plan to hit the slopes, while Mt. Parnassos National Park is also best visited by driving or on a tour. The bus ride from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours, so many travelers prefer to visit the site and Mt. Parnassus on an organized tour.

When to Get There
Late spring (late April to mid-May) is a wonderful time to hike on Mt. Parnassus, with a spectacular display of wildflowers and, often, scented herbs underfoot. The ski season typically runs from mid-December until the end of April, with the slopes at their busiest on weekends, during the Christmas–New Year period, and over the Greek Orthodox Easter holiday.

Mt. Parnassus in Greek Mythology
Mt. Parnassus has given its name to more than just a mountain in Colorado. In Greek and Roman mythology, it’s best known as the home of the Muses, goddesses of literature, science, and the arts, and often stands as a synonym for poetry and big ideas. It’s also associated with Apollo, the god of prophecy, who was worshipped at Delphi on its lower slopes.
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21 Tours and Activities to Experience Mt. Parnassus (Parnassos)

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2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

2-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

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Get an up-close look at Ancient Greece on this 2-day tour of Delphi and Meteora. Departing from Athens, follow a knowledgeable guide through the UNESCO-listed site at Delphi, discovering the Sanctuary of Apollo and the rest of the area's rich history. Then pass through the scenic towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala before relaxing in 3- or 4-star accommodations in Kalambaka for the night. Top off your trip on Day Two with a visit to the famous monasteries of Meteora, once a safe haven for monks fleeing the fall of the Roman Empire.
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  • 2 days
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$224.93
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$224.93
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Delphi Private Full Day Tour from Athens

Delphi Private Full Day Tour from Athens

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Get the most out of your time in Greece by traveling from Athens to Delphi. You’ll save time organizing transport by having a private vehicle to take you between dispersed attractions around Delphi. Highlights include Levadia, The Oracle of Delphi, the Museum of Delphi, and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronea.
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  • 10 hours
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$253.80
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Private Full-Day Tour to Delphi, Arachova, & Hosios Loukas Monastery from Athens

Private Full-Day Tour to Delphi, Arachova, & Hosios Loukas Monastery from Athens

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Don’t miss a visit to one of the most captivating historical sites in Greece on a private, full-day tour to Delphi. Travel up the slopes of majestic Mt. Parnassus to the UNESCO-listed archaeological site that dates back at least 3,500 years and was considered to be the center of the world in ancient Greek mythology. Learn about the mysterious Oracle of Delphi and the Pythian games, and marvel at sacred artifacts housed in an on-site museum. Afterwards, stop for lunch and soak up spectacular views in the nearby mountain town of Arachova.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$273.04
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$273.04
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Delphi Guided Small Group Day Tour from Athens

Delphi Guided Small Group Day Tour from Athens

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Visit the home of the famous Oracle of Delphi on a full-day small group tour from Athens to one of the ancient world’s most important spiritual sites. Pass through the plain of Beotia and the legendary town of Thebes on the way up to Mt Parnassus, and explore highlights the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, including the Polygonal Wall, Temple of Apollo ruins and Delphi museum with a guide (entry fee at your own cost.) Stop in the mountain towns of Delphi and Arachova for spectacular views.
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  • 9 hours
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$150.35
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3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

3-Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora from Athens

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See two of Greece’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites on this 3-day tour of Delphi and Meteora from Athens. First, journey back to ancient Greece on a tour of Delphi, see the magnificent Temple of Apollo and learn about Delphi’s importance as the home of the Pythian Games and the oracle of Apollo. After an overnight in Kalambaka, continue to Meteora to admire the medieval monasteries perched dramatically on the mountaintop. This tour includes accommodation, some meals and round-trip transport from Athens by air-conditioned coach.
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  • 3 days
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$416.18
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$416.18
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8-Day Half board Bike & Hike holiday in Delphi, Meteora & Pelion

8-Day Half board Bike & Hike holiday in Delphi, Meteora & Pelion

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A UNIQUE BIKE & HIKE PROGRAM IN GREECE with all transfers & half board included. Our holiday combines hiking in two of the most naturally diverse & geographically beautiful locations, along with their accompanying UNESCO sites, with a biking tour of the Pelion Peninsula; Mythical 'Mountain of the centaurs' and designated 'Natura 2000' area of outstanding natural beauty with clean mountain air, ancient forest, pristine blue waters, & dotted with over 23 picture post-card 'stone villages' (location for the movie ‘mama mia’). The program is thoughtfully designed with over 15 years of experience & carried out at each part by highly experienced English speaking professional guides. To make things hassle free you can also choose the lunch option to include a delicious 3-Course traditional meal
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  • 7 days
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$3,019.31
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$3,019.31
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Private Tour to Delphi with Olive Oil Workshop

Private Tour to Delphi with Olive Oil Workshop

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Our tour combines a visit to the Amazing Archaeological site of Delphi with a Two-Hour Olive Oil Workshop. After pickup at your Athens residence or Cruise ship by your experienced English speaking driver, sit back in one of our new luxury Mercedes EClass or AudiA6 models as you set off towards the slopes of the Delphi, home to over 1.5 million olive trees and a history of cultivation stretching back for thousands of years. On arrival meet our olive production expert for your workshop carried out in a local village in the heart of the valley where you will learn all about the culture, cultivation, and local varieties of olive along with the secrets of their transformation into the high quality edible products & oils. Enjoy a break for lunch with a panoramic view in the mountain village of Arachova and finally explore one of the Archaeological jewels of Greece before your return from a perfect trip.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$334.39
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$334.39
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2 Days Herodotus History Tour - Marathon, Thermopylae, Delphi, Plataea, Salamis

2 Days Herodotus History Tour - Marathon, Thermopylae, Delphi, Plataea, Salamis

For the admirers of Herodotus History Greek Persian Wars this tour will give you the opportunity to visit the battlefields of 4 major battles. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drive, stopping wherever you desire, take photos, have a break. Like all vacations in Greece local food is high in our list of things to do, we will taste local gastronomy and wines. We can arrange accommodation for you in selected Boutique Hotels A'class or 3/4* Hotels with breakfast at additional cost from 80€ per double room/ weekend-holidays 100€ per double room - if more than 2 rooms 15% less. (Driver's room complimentary). See additional info You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info
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  • 2 days
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$180.42
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$180.42
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3 Days private tour- Meteora Rocks & Monasteries, Delphi/ Apollo Oracle, Thebes

3 Days private tour- Meteora Rocks & Monasteries, Delphi/ Apollo Oracle, Thebes

We visit Meteora Rocks & Monasteries, Mount Parnassus ( Corykeion Andro/ Cave), Delphi, Thebes as travelers, not as tourists. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drive, stopping wherever you desire, take photos, have a break. Like all vacations in Greece local food is high in our list of things to do, we will taste local gastronomy and wines. We can arrange accommodation for you in selected Boutique Hotels A'class or 3/4* Hotels with breakfast at an additional cost from 90€ per double room / weekend-holidays 120€ per double room - if more than 2 rooms 15% less. (Driver's room complimentary). See additional info. You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info.
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  • 3 days
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$390.92
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2 Days Private Tour/ Delphi (Apollo Oracle) & Meteora (Orthodox Monasteries)

2 Days Private Tour/ Delphi (Apollo Oracle) & Meteora (Orthodox Monasteries)

We visit Delphi, Trikala, Meteora Rocks & Monasteries, Thermopylae, Kamena Vourla... as travelers, not as tourists. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drive, stopping wherever you desire, take photos, have a break. Like all vacations in Greece local food is high in our list of things to do, we will taste local gastronomy and wines. We can arrange accommodation for you in selected Boutique Hotels A'class or 3/4* Hotels with breakfast at an additional cost from 80€ per double room / weekend-holidays 100€ per double room - if more than 2 rooms 15% less. (Driver's room complimentary). See additional info. You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info.
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  • 2 days
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$240.56
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$240.56
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4 Days Classical Private Tour/ Corinth,Mycenae,Nafplio,Sparta,Olympia,Delphi

4 Days Classical Private Tour/ Corinth,Mycenae,Nafplio,Sparta,Olympia,Delphi

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We visit Greece, Corinth, Sparta, Ancient Olympia, Nafplio, Mycenae, Delphi, Thebes... as travelers, not as tourists. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you live the tour of your life, that is suited to your needs and lifestyle, allowing all passengers to enjoy the scenic drive, stopping wherever you desire, take photos, have a break, swim. Like all vacations in Greece local food is high in our list of things to do, we will taste local gastronomy and wines We can arrange accommodation for you in selected Boutique Hotels A'class or 3/4* Hotels with breakfast at an additional cost from 90€ per double room / weekend-holidays 120€ per double room - if more than 2 rooms 15% less. (Driver's room complimentary). You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info.
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  • 4 days
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$481.13
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$481.13
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Ancient Delphi: Private Day Trip through Greek Mythology with a Local

Ancient Delphi: Private Day Trip through Greek Mythology with a Local

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Set in beautiful mountainous surroundings, and full of historic treasures, Delphi is a Greek jewel not to be missed. Step back in time on this day trip with a local and discover this ancient site for yourself. Plus visit a picturesque village and the beautiful Parnassus Mountain at the same time. Start your day like a local by enjoying Athens’s best breakfast, Greek pies. Whether you have a sweet tooth or are in the mood for something savory, there are flavors to suit all tastes. After breakfast, it’s time to escape the city and take a scenic drive to the famous Delphi site. On our way to the archeological site we will make a refreshing stop at the picturesque town of Livadia to admire the natural springs of Herkyna river. Delphi is full of historical treasures so take your time to discover them all. From the ancient temple to historic statues there is plenty to see. Plus your local host will share stories, myths and historical facts with you as you stroll along the paths together.
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  • 10 hours
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$203.28
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Delphi Small Group Day Trip from Athens

Delphi Small Group Day Trip from Athens

Ancient Delphi lies on Mt. Parnassus just northwest of Athens: a convenient day trip from Greece’s capital. Save the fuss of going by rental car or public bus with this full-day small-group tour by air-conditioned minivan. Relax en route without having to drive or jostle for seats, visit the Oracle of Delphi, Delphi Museum, and Arachova village. Tour the UNESCO-protected ruins with a guide to learn their history and myths—information you’d miss if exploring independently.
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  • 10 hours
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$179.22
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$179.22
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2 Days Private Tour: Delphi & Meteora

2 Days Private Tour: Delphi & Meteora

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Some of Greece’s most astonishing and historic landmarks are within driving distance of Athens. On this two-day tour you’ll visit two of these landmarks, the ancient religious site Delphi and the monumental rock formations of Meteora, without the stress of having to organise a rental car and navigating local roads. Along with these two renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites, explore the battlefield of Thermopylae and the charming Greek towns Arachova and Kalabaka.
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  • 2 days
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$535.26
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$535.26
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5 Days Private Tour: Meteora - Delphi - Olympia & Argolida

5 Days Private Tour: Meteora - Delphi - Olympia & Argolida

This tour addresses visitors that are interested in the natural beauty, medieval history, the ancient Greek period and modern history of Greece and at the same time want to spend some time at each location in order to understand and experience Greek culture.
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  • 5 days
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$1,503.53
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10 Days Private Tour: North Greece

10 Days Private Tour: North Greece

This 10 day tour of northern Greece was set up for our guests who wish to see the treasures of the north (and those on the way) without the hustle and bustle of working out routes and what sights are well worth the visit.
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$2,616.14
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$2,616.14
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2 Days Private Tour: Delphi - Mycenae & Corinth

2 Days Private Tour: Delphi - Mycenae & Corinth

This is a great opportunity to visit some of the most renowned significant archaeological sites of Corinth, Olympia and Delphi.
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  • 2 days
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$535.26
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$535.26
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5 Days Private Tour: Delphi – Meteora – Thessaloniki & Pelio

5 Days Private Tour: Delphi – Meteora – Thessaloniki & Pelio

This tour is offered to our guests who wish to explore some of the most famous sites but would also like to visit parts of Northern Greece such as Thessaloniki (our second largest city) and regions that have remained untouched by tourism like Pelion. It is a way to see two main sites representing different parts of Greek history.
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  • 5 days
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$1,503.53
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5 Days TOP Highlights in Mainland and Islands of Greece

5 Days TOP Highlights in Mainland and Islands of Greece

This tour offers you the opportunity to see different aspects of Greece. Visit the symbol of democracy, the centre of ancient world, little islands, watch amazing sunsets and taste divine wines only in 5 days...
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$1,004.36
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$1,004.36
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15 Days Private Tour: Classical Tour

15 Days Private Tour: Classical Tour

This marvelous 15 day tour is the chance of a lifetime. You will have opportunity of visiting some of the most famous sites Greece has to offer but also the 2 largest historical cities of Northern Greece, Ioannina and Thessaloniki. All the while offering you scenic routes, natural beauty and insight throughout the trip.
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  • 15 days
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$3,921.21
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$3,921.21
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Explore Central Greece with an affordable 2 days tour to Delphi and Meteora

Explore Central Greece with an affordable 2 days tour to Delphi and Meteora

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Pair the intimacy of independent travel with the luxury of your own personal chauffeur on this private journey into central Greece. Check off two UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Delphi and Meteora—and see the Thermopylae battlefield, pretty Arachova village, and the Hosios Loukas Monastery too. Your tour includes door-to-door transfers and 3-star accommodation with breakfast but excludes entrance fees and other meals. Licensed guides can be arranged for an additional fee.
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  • 2 days
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$1,191.41
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$1,191.41
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