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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
20 minutes and 3 €
Sep 2021
This is a small museum with a well produced 12 minute 3D video which explains the battle. Next to the theater is a small room with some interesting interactive displays.

It is a 20 minute stop. You decide if it is worth the 3 €.
Written October 27, 2021
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John H
Birkenhead, UK58 contributions
An absolute must visit for history buffs
Dec 2019
The museum is next to a large statue of Leonidas 1st who led 300 Spartans and other Greek troops against King Xerxes and the Persians in the defence of ancient Greece
There is a modest 3 euro entrance fee which is nothing when compared to the 12 minute 3D video show which explains the battle of Thermopylae and how the Spartans,Thespians and other Greeks wrote themselves into history. There is also a room with interactive information videos
Across the road from the museum is a hill with an archaeological site "The Fort of Kolonos" which is where the last remaining members of the Spartans and Thespians stood together guarding the body of Leonidas until they were killed by showers of arrows.
There is an Epigram in Ancient Greek (Go Tell The Spartans) on top of the hill
A fantastic place to visit
Written December 16, 2019
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MJ Or
Portland, OR1 contribution
Nice side trip on the way back to Athens
Nov 2019
Small museum, with a low budget but well done 3D movie. Since we were the only people there, we had a private showing. For history buffs, this is an interesting stop. It also happened to be Halloween so my husband had fun putting on the Spartan helmet and shield.
Written November 4, 2019
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David L
Melbourne, Australia199 contributions
very good attraction
Oct 2019
as a tribute to a small group of Spartans and others who held againt massive forces trying to invade Greece The centre is modest priced admission includes a interactive display and theatre a small cafe with good coffe is near the entrance plenty of free parking outside friendly informative staff Building is air conditioned on a hot day. This is well worth a stop allow about one hour also check the statue on the entrace road from the highway
Written October 26, 2019
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Ruth Monk
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Small but interesting
Oct 2019 • Family
A small museum (more an information centre). The 12 minute video ( in 3D) was very good and informative. Then the room of interactive displays help pad out the story. Definitely worth stopping in if you've come to see the battle field
Written October 8, 2019
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Peter V
Greater Hobart, Australia255 contributions
Good but felt there should be more.
Jun 2019 • Solo
A good start to fill you in on the facts of the famed battle of King Leonidas and his 300. The 3D info film for the tour is good (not too long l.....just how I like it). The staff are very friendly and accommodating and for the 5 euro entry worth going to. There is plenty of parking and also toilet facilities and a small cafe and you can buy a few momentoes if that's what you're into. Having said that, I still felt more could be added to this museum like examples of the weaponry, uniforms, etc.
Written June 9, 2019
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Synetos
Chania Town, Greece119 contributions
Could be better
Mar 2019 • Couples
The staff were very kind and accommodating. The 3-D film answered questions concerning the history of the site. However this spacious building is largely wasted and poorly maintained. And if it’s meant to orient and welcome tourists to the site, then why is the sign outside the building only in Greek????
Written March 28, 2019
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HarriHirvela
Imatra, Finland247 contributions
DIY museum trip
Feb 2018 • Family
Not very impressed, even if for the first time no one was trying to sell us anything. Cafeteria employees were astonished to have customers.
Written April 26, 2018
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Michael O
7 contributions
Very Interesting and Informative
Mar 2018 • Family
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 the landscape has changed significantly over the last 2500 years. But it was not very difficult to imagine the water being next to the mountain, where it used to be.
It was great to at least stand in the same area where the battle took place and also climb the adjacent hill where the Spartans made their last stand and died valiantly.
It’s analogous to the battlefield of Gettysburg, where there also isn’t too much to see on the field itself, yet the history of the site is enough to appreciate the area.
For me Thermopylae was definitely worth the out of the way trip from Athens. And yes, I also hit the visitor center gift shop to get my Leonidas action figure and the T Shirt with his famous quotation of “Molon Lave”! (Greek for “Come and get them” which he said when the Persians asked for the Spartans weapons/surrender)

I especially recommend this site for any history fan or for those with a military background. Otherwise, it may or may not be an interesting addition. The whole site and visitor center took about 90 minutes or so. Probably less if you’re not especially interested in it.
Written March 25, 2018
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chimpulese
14 contributions
Very limited offering.
Dec 2017 • Couples
This is very out of the way and I would never make the trip just for this place. Fortunately it was on the way to Meteora and a convenient stopping point to stretch. This isn't much of a museum since there are no artifacts that I saw. Material found here are in a few rooms. Room 1 has a 12 minute video giving historical context to the location of Thermopylae. Room 2 is 3 computer based interactive stations that go into further historical detail the video already touched upon. This is all that really can be found here besides a prop spartan and a cafeteria. After paying the admission and viewing the material in about 30 minutes I felt like it was more of a tourist trap than a museum. I would say skip it unless you need historical context for the area as it has 0 artifacts to show.
Written December 16, 2017
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