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Address: Thermopylae, Greece

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Imagination needed

What can one say about this place. Anyone with a smattering of history and an imagination will find this iconic site worth visiting. Apart from two statues and the plaque on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is about a battlefield and the history of the battle. There is essentially nothing to see other than the geography and it has changed since the original battle. The water has retreated some 6 km from it's original location which means you will have to get your imaginative juices flowing. I found it only so so but it was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What can one say about this place. Anyone with a smattering of history and an imagination will find this iconic site worth visiting. Apart from two statues and the plaque on the hill where the Spartans finally died under a hail of arrows there is not much development. Many tourists might need more hand feeding but I loved it particularly... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had never understood this 3 day battle. Visiting the battle ground was an enlightening experience. I now know how Leonidus held off the Persians for 3 days and probably could have lasted for a fourth if it weren't for the traitor. I highly recommend a visit here for history buffs.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The monument to the fallen at Thermopylae stands on its own. No other attractions nearby and really nothing to signal the significance of the site other than the monument. The pass they defended is a fair bit from the sea now. The actual site of the last stand was pointed out to us by our tour director. I would have... More 

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Central Greece, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A great monument that was erected in 1955. Under the bronze statue of Leonidas we can read "ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ" ("Come and Take"),which the Spartans said when the Persians asked them to put down their weapons at the start of the battle of Thermopylae. Definitely a worth seing attraction.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Definitely wanted to see this site so booked a trip via Michael's Taxi out of Athens. The site is fairly nondescript, next to the freeway and now has a cultural museum, which is definitely worth the visit. It has 3D re-creations of the battles waged there and of course a very large memorial to Leonidas and the 300, as well... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Historic place and very easy to find while driving the highway from Athens towards Lamia. On one side of the street is the statue of Leonidas and a bit further is the area were the battle was held. All in all a nice place to visit.

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Katerini, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you are passing from this area, it worths to have a short visit of the monument. The energy of this place, the words which are written, the history and the statue of Leonidas, are something that you have to feel, read, smell and imagine!!!!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The statue of King Leonidas and the museum next to it could've been so much better. I imagined the statue to be like the Angel of the North near Newcastle, England, however on arrival at the site, the statue is just 4 meters in height, its back is facing the motorway No.1 so it cannot be seen by passing motorists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The monument on the top of Kolonos hill with an inscription of poet Simonides is the place where I put flowers. Do not miss it, most people stop and notice only the modern Monuments to Leonidas and the Spartans and the one to the Thespians on the right side of the road. Kolonos hill lies directly opposite, on the left... More 

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Address: Thermopylae, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Central Greece  >  Phthiotis Region  >  Thermopylae

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