Historical Information Center Thermopylon

Historical Information Center Thermopylon

Historical Information Center Thermopylon
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The Historical Information Centre of Thermopylae was founded in 2010 and constitutes a real jewel for the Municipality of Lamia. It is set beside the great monument of Leonidas.The visitor entering the Centre can browse three rooms with applications and Educational material based on the narrations of Herodotus and archaeological researches.Inside the Centre works a fully equipped coffee-shop.
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smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada2,531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
We came across this place purely by accident when we drove to visit the battle site of Thermopylae. The centre is located about 200 metres east of the Leonidas monument. Because it is not signposted from the main road, it is easily overlooked and appeared closed had I not investigated the building further.

The centre has an interactive/video exhibit which highlight the events before, during, and after the battle. There is also a small gift shop, cafeteria, and washrooms available. The staff were very friendly, most helpful and the admission was only €3. If the centre was better signposted then it will attract a good deal more visitors and is well worth the visit if you want to know more about this epic battle.
Written 29 May 2015
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Adrian W
Cambridgeshire, UK134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you find you can visit this place well worth it. Costs just a few euros entrance fee and you get to watch a 3D film about the 300 Spartans and their battles. Has a small gift shop and cafe and you take to see a few monuments.
Written 10 October 2019
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Evangelos_Moumtzis
Lamia, Greece14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
The museum is very different from what you have thought...
It's full of technology experience history moments.
They use technology to explain the great battle of Thermopylae!
It's at the place where the battle happened...
Must visit!
Written 24 August 2017
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Andre B
Curitiba, PR735 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
A structure set up to support visitors to the battle site, but there is no indication that it is. It struck me as a neighboring factory. It is interesting for those who do not know anything about the battle, since it presents several interactive and video features explaining in detail this and other battles. But it does not present any archaeological object, or even copy, found in the region. For me, it was a waste of time, since I knew the battle in detail.
Written 27 June 2017
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ako22
Chania Prefecture, Greece49 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Totally gutted that i made the pilgrimage of 750 klms from Chania, Crete, thoroughly enjoyed seeing the battlefield but gutted that i missed THIS!!!!

I saw the building quite away in the distance but thought it was a factory! NO SIGNS to advise the visitors centre, its a long way from the battle site and NO SIGNS..

Come on guys & gals, please put some signs up, you'll be a whole lot busier if you did.

But i wish you well anyway, but Pleeeeeease PUT SIGNS UP!
Written 11 December 2016
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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Awesome monument here to honor the 300. There are various statues and markers to the heroes. We stopped on a bus tour as a photo op.
Written 13 October 2018
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ermioni_info
Ermioni, Greece6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
I visited Thermopylae in the Autumn 2017, following on from Marathon, and sadly the weather was not good. I was able to get refreshments from the Historical Information Centre, and enjoyed the interaction consoles and 3D film. However, apart from some direction signs, I really felt that there was little information once you were on the actual historic battlefield.
I would have liked to have seen where the actual battles took place, even the Phocian Wall isn't highlighted. I'm aware that the actual battlefield is many metres under the present ground level, but it would have given me some sense of scale to at least have this pointed out with some signage.
Being brought up on the 'The 300 Spartans' movie of 1962, I was finally able to be there in person, even if the movie was filmed at Lake Vouliagmeni, near Perachora. Just to be there at Thermopylae was enough for me to come away with some great memories, if a little disappointed that the monuments could have been located in a better setting (on the actual battlefield side of the road, away from all those ugly power lines) and the overall visit should have been a much better experience.
Written 29 July 2018
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA10,926 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
We stopped here on the drive from Athens to Meteora to see the monument but never saw a center or museum nor any signs.

Written 6 October 2017
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Phillip B
Hong Kong3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
I had a wonderful time at the Thermpoylae information centre. Ileus was my guide and while the information on show was known to me (I studied classics and wrote my dissertation on the army of Sparta) it was presented in a fun and accessible manner. I would urge all visitors to the battlefield of Thermopylae to visit the centre.

Ileus was also kind enough to point the way to the to the Phokian wall that Leonidas re-built on his arrival with the Greek army (including the famous 300 Spartans) in 480 BC. The original wall was built in about 600 BC so it was quite a thrill for me to walk beside it. Not many people do due its location and a lack of signage at the site. You will need a good pair of walk shoes to get to the wall.

So visit the information centre; ask questions and then visit the battle site and imagine being one of the 7000 or so Greeks (or even one of the 300 Spartans) waiting in phalanx formation as the Persian hordes numbering tens or possibly hundreds of thousands advance towards you. The future of Greece rests on your shoulders. What you do next will determine the future of Europe...
Written 14 July 2017
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CONSTANTINE D
52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
There is not much to see, but one can imagine how the narrow pass must have looked in the 5th century BC, when 300 Spartans and 700 Thespians held off the enormous Persian army for days. Apparently dirt from water flows during the past 2.5 thousand years have addede considerable land and it no longer is a narrow pass. A neighboring hill had a (apparently modern) plaque written in ancient Greek.
Written 10 August 2016
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