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Address: Thermopylae, Greece
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Woth the stop

The monument worth the short stop and a short deviation from the main highway. There is nothing special in the monument, however there is a lot of history in this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Mexico City
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Athens, Greece
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the way to Delphi oracle deserves some one to visit the historical place of Thermopylae . You can see there the statue of Leonidas the monument of Thespians (700) soldiers died the same day with the 300 Spartans . A very modern museum and the Tumulus .

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Mexico City
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The monument worth the short stop and a short deviation from the main highway. There is nothing special in the monument, however there is a lot of history in this place.

Thank kartikmexico
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The battlefield was a bit disppointing, as there was only the monument of Leonadis I there and really not much to see. OK to drop by to take 1 pic, but not worth if one particularly go there.

Thank Gloriaecoli
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

You've heard about it, possibly read about it and may even have seen the film, 'The 300 Spartans, shot in 1962 with Ralph Richardson as one of the leads. So to see the actual site is interesting from a historical perspective, but sadly not overwhelming. The memorial is imposing enough and the display boards give the essential information, but the... More 

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New Lambton
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297 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I first saw the movie "the 300 Spartans" ( forget the movie"300"- unhistoric crap!)when I was 12. Since then I studied Ancient History in high school, then taught it for 38 years. So going to this site was like a sacred pilgrimage. Ok, there is not much there- the monument to Leonidas, the plaque on the Kolonnos hill where the... More 

4 Thank Gregory D
Hod Hasharon, Israel
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This site on the side of the road comprised of two monuments opposite each other. On one side you will find a memorial commemorating King Leonidas of Sparta who led a suicide mission against the Persians. It is an amazing feeling to stand where one of the bravest battle in the history of ancient Greece took place. On the other side... More 

1 Thank pinir67
Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

History Buff, Greek Buff, Military Buff, Movie Buff - you gotta check this place out. Be warned: there is little to nothing else at this location and facilities/amenities are sparse. This is probably a Greek equivalent to the Alamo and anyone who likes this kinda stuff should take the trek north from Athens to visit this place.

1 Thank macsterling
Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

New road to Athens left the monument aside and it is not easy to access these place, being once the place where human belief to duty won the power of a million soldiers. It was disappointing that the newly built museum nearby is open only from 8-5pm

1 Thank shelman02
Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The memorials were very beautiful and it was very interesting to stand in place where played one of the bravest battle in the history of ancient Greece. But the Museum of Thermopile is a completely missed idea. This beautiful new building offer only short 3D film about Thermopylae battle (poor graphics and quality) and interactive room where on big touchscreens... More 

1 Thank Agata T
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Being fascinated with the history of Greece, felt the need to stop here. The monuments are beautiful, and being able to understand the topography of the site where the battle took place was nice. Remember that the sea was much closer to mountains at that time, and you will understand the narrowness of the pass. Don't forget to climb the... More 

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