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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went here as part of a coach tour. the history was pretty impressive just like the movie. This statue was awesome bring ur camera.

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Lamia, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

All of us know about this important battle took place in Thermopiles close to Lamia city that tried to save all the values from Athens and Greece that today We share across the Europe. The willingness from the side of the Leonidas and his soldiers against the Persians was tromedus. They inspire us in many ways how to cope and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The sea used to be right behind the statue and a person could see why the Spartans chose this location, a narrow strip between sea and mountains, to hols off the Persians for 3 days. There is just a battle museum now, a couple statues and the famous inscription plaque. But for history buffs and battle buffs, this is a... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Address: Thermopylae, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Central Greece  >  Phthiotis Region  >  Thermopylae

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