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“heroes with spiritual senses showing the modern world how it should be nowadays”

Battlefield of Thermopylae
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Athens
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“heroes with spiritual senses showing the modern world how it should be nowadays”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

nature at its best, its great to take your bath in a thermal outdoor swimming pool and what more do you want!!!! ancient Greeks were much ahead all the time. it

Visited March 2013
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haywards heath
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6 reviews
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“the burial ground”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I felt particularly moved at this site - it was very quiet and simple. I would have like a translation of the stone carvings though - I knew what it said from books I had read but others would not. Also the 3 sections of the site were not explained well. The hot springs were occupied by overweight men and women seemingly 'slobbing' out at this historic site. Certainly not a muscle toned spartan in sight! Nor any mention of the temple that stood near the springs. Thank goodness for eccellent guide books!

Visited November 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
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“It's an honor”
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Although it is not such a visited site ( unfortunately) it is a great honor to have been able to visit it. The monument to Leonidas, the monument to the Thespians and Kolonos hill are all breathtaking ( given if you know what happened at this site)!
It is out of the way from your regular attractions and ruins, but well worth a visiti your in the area!! And it is all off the highway, and free to visit!!! (Remember Kolonos hill is at the other side of the highway! Do Not forget to see it!)
Now something that is not rated in my review is the historic center right down the road from the monument of Leonidas. Here they have a video, and interactive touch screen tables where you can learn about the battle here... if you know greek. There is no information in any other language, and they seem not to sell anything really in the gift shop ( even if things are in display...?). Maybe they were, problem was that there was nobody in the building! Is was all open, and nobody came over untill we started a video on our own and an angry lady showed up and told us not to touch it. After that she was very rude and did not want to talk or sell anything. So really for us non greek speaking people, it really just a nicer bathroom stop. Thankfully this little hickup did not take away from the epic experience to have been standing in such an important place! Well worth the trip!

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Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
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“Stand where heroes once fought.”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

After the success of 300 the movie we had to visit this place.
When you arrive the place is so baron and you think you might be at the wrong place. This is because in ancient times the coastline was where the modern road is today.
Nearly 2500 years ago 300 Spartans fought here and changed the face of history.
Close your eyes and imagine what this place might have been like when 300 heroes fought the might of the Persian army of 200,000+ men, it's an unbelievable feeling and the hair stood up on the back of my neck.

Visited November 2011
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Where is it?”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stopped by the place where the battle took place. Not much to see, just a nice monument and some explicatives panels.

Visited September 2012
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