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Battlefield of Thermopylae

Address: Thermopylae, Greece
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Sacramento
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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235 reviews 235 reviews
149 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Orebro, Sweden
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224 reviews 224 reviews
181 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

For such an important site it was underwhelming. Very ordinary looking concrete monument that is sitting next to the freeway. In an artistic sense, the monument looks cheap and unconvincing and lacks any feeling behind it. It is a very small tribute to such an important event that has influenced people throughout the ages. I have seen far greater monuments... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Thermopylae is a 2-1/2 hour drive out of Athens. If you find yourself out this way, I recommend you: a. visit the excellent Thermopylae Museum. Their 3-D movie depiction of the battle and interactive displays bring the history of the battle to life; b. see the Memorial to the Spartans; c. see the Memorial to the Thespians; and d. walk... More 

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Cahokia, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have seen the Hollywood treatment as well as the History Channel presentations concerning the battle. I was happy to finally get here

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Wroclaw
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Spend 5 minutes at the monument pondering bravery of Spartians, who changed the history. But today's scenery does not correspond with the real battlefield form 480 BC

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Belgrade, Serbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This site is of great historical value, the monument is big and nice to see. BUT....to get there you will need a lot of effort. No signs on the road, far away from the sea, from any bigger city and it is on the completely empty field. No shops, restaurants, toilet....nothing, just the monument and sun. It is a big... More 

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