Battle of Thermopylae

Battle of Thermopylae

The Battle of Thermopylae (480 B.C.) is one of the most iconic battles that happend in the world’s history. Has been conducted in the Straits of Thermopyae between the Greek and Persian forces led by the King Leonidas and Xerxes respectively. The Greeks promoting the ideals of self-sacrifice and courage,  fell into the battlefield for a superior purpose, the salvation of their nation. 

Cultural Route

Thermopylae' sInnovative Centre of Information
An innovative conception of an interactive space of historical narrations invites the visitors and the scientific audience to participate actively in the retrospection.
Monument Of Leonidas
It is a sculptural composition composed of the brass-shaped whole-body of Leonidas with its spear and shield in the center and the lower-in-height marble personalized forms of Mount Taygetos and the river Evrotas.
Kolonos Hill
Opposite the Leonida’s monument, there is the low hill of Kolonos, where the famous Battle of Thermopylae took place.
The Passage of Ephialtes
The passage of Ephialtes is the the inertial path that Ephialates suggested to the Persian king, Xerxes, in 480 BC. and betrayed the Greeks.
Ancient Heraclea - Trachinia
Was the place where Xerxes set up his throne to confront the Lacedaemonians, the Thespians and the Mycenaeans in the Straits of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

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