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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As it's now out of the New national road to Lamia, it's really worthy a deviation to this great monument as a respect to a great man who was sacrificed with his 300 men army against the Persian one using what is even today known...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Ok, I planned to stop there only because I was driving that way and yes, because I wanted to BE there. After doing that though, I wouldn't go back. Unfortunately, as many places in Greece, there was not the sort of treatment such monuments deserve,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Always wished the Greek Directorate of Antiquities had taken control of this place instead of the local council. There is so much they would have done with this place as they routinely do with most Greek sites. Certainly not due to lack of funds as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Interesting site but not too much to see around. Watched YouTube about Thermoyles war and seeing 300 made this place a must see when coming to this region.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

If this monument is in your way anyway it worth to make ashort stop and add another historical chapter to your knowledge

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

On the road from Thessaloniki to Athens is the site of the battle of Leonidas 300 Spartans against the might of Xerxes empire. The sea has receded and the current shoreline is not visible. I walked across the highway to better view the terrain and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

The Spartans have been romanticised through the lens of history. But rather than mere hyperbole, this archeological site lays out a historic fact: the Spartan warriors were highly trained, well armed, and highly disciplined; loyal to not only their king (in this instance Leonidas I),...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Carla W
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The battle of Thermopylae Pass was a significant part of the Greek-Persian Wars occurring in the early years of the fifth century BC. The Greek defenders, under King Leonidas I, had planned a joint naval and infantry campaign to entrap and destroy the Persians. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This was truly an experience of a lifetime. I have studied Spartan history for well over 10 years and to come to their final battle location was just the icing on the cake. You have to truly appreciate and respect the history of the Spartans...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Thermopylae is the site of the battle by Leonidas and the 300 Spartans (who actually had some help from other cities totaling about 6700 men), the Greeks faced 120,000 Persians (some estimates are much higher). Despite incredible odds, the Greeks held the line for days...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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EileenB902
November 2, 2017|
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Response from AndreB192 | 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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Kristina S
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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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