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Leonidas Monument

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This small monument commemorates the battle in 480 B.C. in which a small...

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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Honouring an idea!

A complex of 20nth century sculptures. It's more an expression of honour to the idea of heroism than another represantation of an historical personality. Visit also the Centre of... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Lamia, Greece
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Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a fan of greek history, and I really wanted to stop here on our way from Athens to Pelion region. I admit that I imagined something a bit more impressive, but nevertheless it worth the stop. We accompanied this stop with an entry to the Thermopylae center/ museum.

Thank michal t
Rhodes, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

it worth a stop and visit to famous King Leonidas monument. The Spartan king is standing there 2500 years now protecting west civilization form Barbarians

Thank Dionissis T
Piraeus, Greece
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The monument is dedicated to the fallen soldiers who repelled the Persian invasion in Ancient Greece at this point in its defense to the bitter end. The central statue represents Leonidas, King of Sparta leading the defenders. The recumbent male figures right and left are allegorical representations of Eurotas river and Mount Taygetus. While along the monument are the battle... More 

Thank Demetrios K
Kirrawee, Sydney Aust.
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This Monument created a huge amount of Interest and Education in the Wars that had been fought in this area of Greece.The Battle of Thermopylae led by King Leonidas of Sparta and the Persian Empire of Xerxes. When the Bus arrived at the Monument we all spread out to read the information at the site. The History of Greece is... More 

Thank Jan K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Large monument shows the site of the Battle between 300 Spartans and 100,000 Persian invaders. Near the museum and across the street from the smaller monument commemorating the last stand.

Thank CTWAlabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Passed here by car coming down from Thessaly on the way to Athens. We cannot miss this basic & simple monument (projected by B.Phalereus) which is the symbol of Leonidas' and the Spartans' sacrifice, essential for European civilization. The source of Thermopylai is just some hundreds meters in the opposite side of the road (really hot...be careful before touching the... More 

Thank Davide T
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Reality disappoints, but this historical site still could be a lot better done than a bus stop, 5-minute monument to the Greek ideal of honor and ultimate sacrifice.

Thank David L
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I can only think of 300 reasons to stop and see this place. If you are lucky enough to be here with few people you an almost hear the Spartans voices in the wind as it blows through the trees. Make no mistake this is a place where a great sacrifice was made. Leonidas on land an Paraklis on the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

An average monument,marking the place of the Thermopylae battle.Nothing out of common...a bronze statue and another two stone ones.

Thank zuv
Lamia, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A complex of 20nth century sculptures. It's more an expression of honour to the idea of heroism than another represantation of an historical personality. Visit also the Centre of Historical information nearby, before you take a hot bath at the springs.

Thank Dimitris_Kapos

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