Battlefield of Thermopylae

Battlefield of Thermopylae

Battlefield of Thermopylae
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Not much to see
Sep 2021
The battlefield is across the road from the museum and the Leonidas Monument. Not a lot to see, but there were a few informative signs.

Considering how pivotal it was in the long history of the Greek people, you would expect more.
Written October 27, 2021
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Nomad05191010303
5 contributions
Museum
Sep 2021 • Business
There is a now a little interactive museum telling you all about the battles in the area, including the famous 300 Spartan battle. Cost 3 euros and is a good way to fill an hour!
Written September 18, 2021
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JPCHickey
Cheltenham, UK208 contributions
Disappointed
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is the site of one of the most important battles in Greek history reduced to a lay-by on a minor road. No signs, no care, utter indifference. There is a small visitor centre with a 10 minute video. Worth a visit if passing but I wouldn't make any effort to attend.
Written August 16, 2021
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JPCHickey
Cheltenham, UK208 contributions
Disappointed
Jul 2019
Given that this is one of the most important sites in Ancient Greece it is incredibly disappointing. First of all if you arrive by car there are almost no signs telling you where it is and we almost drove past it. There is a visitor centre with a short 10 minute video and a large stone wall with a huge statue of King Leonidas. The actual location of the pass where the Spartans defeated the Persians has long disappeared. The sea is now 9 miles away and there's nothing to see. Total visit time is 20 minutes.
Written June 15, 2020
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Ivan Kinsmam
Kielce, Poland760 contributions
Impressive - but more could be made if this site
Feb 2020 • Family
I definitely suggest researching this famous battle before you visit.

The statue of King Leonidas - aged 60 at the time of the battlez - is a, fitting testament to his leadership.

However it took some time for me to click this was the actual battle site as it was not between two cliffs, but the cliffs and the sea which is now nowhere to be seen, and there is only a small map with very brief information.

The Spartan and Greek soldiers fought valiantly to defend their country, and I think deserve an improved commemoration site to honour their noble act.
Written February 1, 2020
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@35912
Columbia80 contributions
Interesting historical site
Oct 2019
We had a bit of trouble finding this. GPS led us into a small village and a dead end. It is actually right on the highway and there is a large monument commemorating the battle. There is plenty of parking, no other facilities, at least in the off-season. Across the road is the Fortified Hill of Kolonos where Spartans made their last stand in 480 B.C. It is an easy climb to see the plaque on top.
Written January 8, 2020
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David L
Melbourne, Australia199 contributions
More a case of been their than see anything
Oct 2019
Irregular landform poor signage looks more like a landfill area The waters that caused this passage to be defended by 300 spartans have receded sinificantly A visit to local museum is a must do if in area
Written October 26, 2019
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Ruth Monk
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
The monument
Oct 2019 • Family
A beautiful monument to the bravery of the Spartans. It is difficult to envision as the sea has receded so far but definitely worth a stop. The nearby museum is worth a visit too
Written October 8, 2019
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daesquiv
Gdansk, Poland635 contributions
The famous battle site.
Sep 2019
We have all heard of this epic battle site. Three is not much to see except for the Leonidas monument but if you walk around, climb the small hill and imagine how it was over two thousand years ago when the shore line was much closer to the mountains near to where the street is nowadays.
Climb the hill that overlooks the field and enjoy the view. There is no entrance fee and there is lots of parking place.

I would only come here if it was on the way AND/OR if you are a geek for historical places…otherwise you may be disappointed.

I loved coming here.
Written September 30, 2019
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Nikolaos V
Volos, Greece9 contributions
very nice place
Sep 2019 • Business
if you get there take the time to enter the museum and also grap a coffee from Kamena Vourla which is the next town on your way to athens
Written September 18, 2019
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