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Leonidas Monument

Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Greece
22310-93054
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Good for a pit stop

The statue of the real leonidas made famous by the 300 film. Only worth seeing on way to somewhere... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
jpsinclair
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Take a couple minutes to appreciate the historical significance

A tribute to King Leonidas of Sparta for his role in the Battle of Thermopylae. It is more of a... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Nez D
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Huntington, New York
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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 23 July 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

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Reviewed 16 July 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
Reviewed 11 July 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
Reviewed 12 June 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
Reviewed 24 May 2017

we were heading to meteora and this was a great stop. i had seen 300 but didn't know much more. i was very happy we went and also visited the museum. glad to be out of athens, for sure.

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

In May 2017 was the first ever "The 300 of Sparta March/ Race" from Sparta to Thermopile. It is a 370 km 8 day Endurance Event put on by Arcadian Trails Adventures in Athens to celebrate what King Leonidas accomplished with his 300 Spartans in...More

Thank Lagunarobert
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

Thank michal t
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

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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...More

Thank Demetrios K
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank Jan K
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