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Battlefield of Thermopylae

Thermopylae, Greece
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Nice to see

Since it is on the way from Meteora to Athens, it is worth stopping here for a break. But there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven L
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New York City, New York
Quick stop

This was a quick stop during our travels. It was sort of under-whelming. It’s just a statue of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wtpoohb
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Prattville, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since it is on the way from Meteora to Athens, it is worth stopping here for a break. But there really isn't much here to see. The landscape has changed so dramatically, the battle is hard to imagine.

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a quick stop during our travels. It was sort of under-whelming. It’s just a statue of Leonidas. Although it was nicely done, I just didn’t think much of it. Maybe my group missed something.

Thank wtpoohb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a monument with a statue representing King Leonidas that commemorates the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC which actually took place on the opposite side of the highway between where the memorial now stands and the hillside. The shoreline in 480 BC is...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Leonidas and his Army against the Persians. Part of high school history course revealed. Nicely displayed, and for once not in the net :)

Thank HarriHirvela
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I've been to scores of historic battlefields in the US and Europe. This one where the Greeks were (unjustly) defeated by the Persians is one of the most riveting. Except for the withdrawl of the water, the site is simple and unchanged, so you can...More

Thank George H
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

I Enjoyed this visit very much. The 3D film they show you is helpful and also palatable for the whole family to get the gist of the battle and strategy involved. Visiting the site itself is also very interesting, in spite of the fact that...More

Thank Michael O
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

From a European perspective, Thermopylae is sometimes presented as a most important battle. While it was little more than a delaying action – 4000 Greeks holding off 300,000 Persians for three days before the Persians swept the field, the ability of the Greeks to inflict...More

9  Thank songster1928
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

Out of the way, not well maintained and zero information. Really nothing to look at for a site of such large historical significance. Very disappointed in this area and sad to see no effort has been put into keeping the area maintained.

2  Thank chimpulese
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Just amazing, well worth a visit but more information would have been helpful, there did not appear to be anyone to give information and we did not see any public information centre in ht immediate vicinity

Thank Carole J
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

I gave the battlefield of Thermopylae a 3 because it lacks any sort of historical interpretive management and facilities at the site. There is only a business using the sulphur spring for bathers and people of holiday to take the mineral benefits of the waters....More

Thank MartinTravelAddict
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November 2, 2017|
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Response from Andre B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the port, but I believe Piraeus is the closest. The best way to get to Tewrmopilas is by rental car. You are free to visit other places like Delphi, for example. Well worth it. But in the place of... More
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Response from GeorgeKape | Reviewed this property |
Dear friend, thank you for your question! The distance between your hotel and Thermopylae is about 200 km. The only way (if you don't want to look for an excursion from a tourist agency) is by car rental. Unfortunately... More
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