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Battlefield of Thermopylae

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Important moment in Greek history.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
Steven R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Bribie Island, Australia
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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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Thank Steven R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

There is some effort to show and explain what happened in the epic battle,and the venue itself is conveniently located, so if in area, do make a stop

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I cannot describe the feelings that came in front of this unique sight of Hellas.. Everyone knows about king Leonidas and the 300 men but if you visit the battle area you will realise how huge this was. Will come back for sure

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

For such a critical battle in European history, the presentation is minimal, not giving it full justice. It is not helped by the fact that the sea has withdrawn quite significantly in the last 2,500 years, so it is hard to imagine how and why this battle was so critical in saving European culture.

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