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Battlefield of Thermopylae

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Worth a stop if you are into history

After seeing the movie 300 more than once, this is thrilling. There is not much more than a monument, but it is an impressive monument. The story is a great one.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into history, then is well worth a visit, if not, just skip it. Not much of the former battlefield remains anyway (the shore is now 2-3km away from where it was 2500 years ago so the entire region looks nothing like it was in the time of Leonidas). The monument of Leonidas lies next to the main... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing the movie 300 more than once, this is thrilling. There is not much more than a monument, but it is an impressive monument. The story is a great one.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last stand we visited on the way to Delphi well worth the stop small information panel and impressive monument

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

It's worth to stop for a moment near this statue, look around and wonder how this legendary combat must have looked like.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Unless you are a historic aficionado, this will be a disappointing stop. Not much remains of the original battlefield due to the change in coastline. There is a statue and a map...so unless you are passing by, skip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Ok, so the battlefield isn't the greatest thing in the world, but if you learn the history of it and you will be amazed what Leonidas and the Spartans accomplished. For 3 euros you can watch a movie and use interactive tools to learn all about the Battle of Thermopylae. Worth doing if you're interested in Greek or military history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The site of the Battle of Thermopylae was highlighted by a marble wall with a statue of King Leonidas with a spear. It was a dusty site on the seaward side of a main road. Power lines dominated the view. Nevertheless, it was possible to understand how the Spartans, with considerable help, held the track going south. There were high... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Not much to see but worth a quick look. Actual battlefield as featured in the film 300. Easy to get to and free parking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The site of the heroic battle of Leonidas' 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes" huge Persian army. I saw the movie " 300 " before so the vivid visual sceneries were coming back and felt so real !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

These are very important statues because they represent the final battle with 300 spartans and 7000 greeks against a Persian army of over a million.

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