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Leonidas Monument

Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Greece
+30 2231 093054
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Part of the Battlefield

The battlefield is here all around, and it is a must to find the stand with the historical map of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HarriHirvela
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Imatra, Finland
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Molon Lave

This monument contains the famous speech given by Leonidis and is a fitting tribute to the battle... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
George H
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Thousand Oaks
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This small monument commemorates the battle in 480 B.C. in which a small band of about Spartan soldiers held off a huge Persian army for three days. The delay was long enough to allow for the successful defense of Athens against the Persians.
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Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The battlefield is here all around, and it is a must to find the stand with the historical map of the area. There is not a big crowd of other tourists, I think, so it is easy to study the site.

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

This monument contains the famous speech given by Leonidis and is a fitting tribute to the battle site. A moving scene.

Thank George H
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Michael O
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Leonidas was a man in his mid sixties when he led the Greek forces at Thermopylae. He wore sandals and armor. This statue of young, buff nude man, with a helmet, a shield without a Spartan device on it, no armor and no shoes, may...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

One of the most momentous battles in European history is acknowledged with a monument. The moment in history makes the statue more meaningful than many grander monuments. Very atmospheric too with the steaming thermal waters around about. Definitely worth a visit if you are going...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Really just a simple statue with little else. Visit the nearby public information center presentation, then stop here briefly for a photo.

Thank Brookspal
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

The statue of the real leonidas made famous by the 300 film. Only worth seeing on way to somewhere else. It is about half way between Athens and Meteora, so a good place to stretch your legs and have a little picnic. Along way from...More

Thank jpsinclair
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

A tribute to King Leonidas of Sparta for his role in the Battle of Thermopylae. It is more of a quick stop off the highway, but just to imagine how he and small army held of the Persians for three days is simply incredible. Just...More

Thank Nez D
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Having seen Leonidas Monument in Sparta we had to stop and see the same statue in Thermopylae. To me it was a just a statue again! However my partner revisited his childhood and again happily posed with one of his heroes the great King Leonidas....More

Thank Nikki P
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Thermopyles is known as a scared place. In 480 B.C a battle between Greeks and Persians took place at Thermopyles. Leonidas, king of Sparta fought against the Persians. This monument to Leonidas was erected in 1955. It features a bronze statue of Leonidas. A sign,...More

Thank divya j
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