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Thermopylae information

Lamia , Greece
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About 20km southeast of Lamia is the narrow pass of Thermopylae where, in 480 BC, Leonidas and a band of 300 brave Spartans managed to temporarily halt the invading Persian army of Xerxes. There's little here now, except for a statue of Leonidas. It honours the heroic battle site where the Spartans ultimately perished against overwhelming odds.