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Thermopylae, Greece

The Spartan king Leonidas and the historic Battle of Thermopylae.



The worldwide famous king of the city-state of Sparta is a true depiction of braveness and leadership since the war against the Persians in Thermopylae (480 BC) was really monumental and one of the most epic battles in the Greek-Persian War.

The story of the 300 Spartans, who held off the might of the invading (King Xerxes I) Persian army, is a powerful tale of overcoming long odds to emerge victorious.

King Leonidas' 300 Spartans face an army of 250,000 Persian soldiers on the shores of the Mediterranean. The battle, the most astonishing and unequal, is a landmark in the World's history.

The Persians asked the defenders to give their arms up but King Leonidas replied to them with the heroic phrase "Come and get them!"⁣

This phrase has been, and will always be, a bright example for the generations to come, of one's doing his duty for his country.

The legend of Thermopylae, as told by Herodotus, has it that the Spartans had consulted the Oracle at Delphi earlier in the year. The Oracle is said to have made the following prophecy:

"O ye men who dwell in the streets of broad Lacedaemon!

Honor the festival of the Carneia!! Otherwise,

Either your glorious town shall be sacked by the children of Perseus,

Or, in exchange, must all through the whole Laconian country

Mourn for the loss of a king, descendant of great Heracles."

Herodotus tells us that Leonidas, in line with the prophecy, was convinced he was going to certain death since his forces were not adequate for a victory, and so he selected only Spartans with living sons.

Walk on the sacred site of one of the most memorable battles in history and a timeless symbol of heroism is quite a experience!


How to visit Thermopylae

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Discover Greece in 7 days tour from Igoumenitsa. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries. Visit the most important Greece mainland UNESCO sites.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 7 days (6 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arachova, Arta, Delphi, Dodoni, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Oeniadae, Parga, Thermopylae

Discover Greece from Igoumenitsa: round trip via Parga, Delphi, Meteora. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries. See Parga castle and enjoy Parga beach, walk in Arta museum, refresh in Mesolongi beach, take image of Antirrio bridge, climb on walls of Nafpaktos fortress and swim down on the beach, visit UNESCO sites Delphi and Hosios Loukas monastery, walk in medieval old town Livadeia, say hello to Leonidas in Thermopylae, wonder on Meteora monasteries and return back via Ioannina with ancient castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List sites.

 

7 days

Price from € 1,386

 



Discover Greece in 9 days tour from Igoumenitsa. UNESCO sites, castles and monasteries. Ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries of Greece mainland.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 9 days (8 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Arachova, Arta, Delphi, Dodoni, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Larissa, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Meteora, Nafpaktos, Oeniadae, Parga, Thermopylae

This 9 days (8 nights) tour covers the most important archaeological sites, monasteries and UNESCO sites of Greece mainland. See Parga castle and enjoy Parga beach, walk in Arta museum, enjoy unique Mesolongi wetland formation, take image of beautiful Antirrio bridge, climb on walls of Nafpaktos fortress and enjoy after crystal clear sea water and sandy beach, visit UNESCO archaeological site Delphi and UNESCO Hosios Loukas monastery, walk in medieval old town Livadeia, say hello to king Leonidas in Thermopylae, wonder on UNESCO Meteora monasteries, visit UNESCO archaeological site Aegae, and on the way back see ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

 

9 days

Price from € 1,676

 



Discover Greece in 11 days tour from Igoumenitsa. UNESCO sites, fortresses, monasteries. Tour via ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries of Greece mainland.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 11 days (10 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Arachova, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Larissa, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Meteora, Mycenae, Nafpaktos, Oeniadae, Parga, Patras, Rio, Thermopylae

Greece discovery 11 days (10 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa will pass through ancient towns, beaches, castles and monasteries, and some places are on UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in Arta museum, see Mesolongi sea lake, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in Ancient Corinth, touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae, wonder on Corinth canal, walk the passages of medieval town Livadeia and visit old Hosios Loukas UNESCO monastery, ask Delphi oracle and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique UNESCO complex of monasteries in Meteora, stay in ancient theater of Larissa, visit UNESCO archaeological site Aegae, and on the way back see ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

 

11 days

Price from € 1,969

 



Discover Greece in 13 days tour from Igoumenitsa. Monasteries, castles, UNESCO sites. The tour over Peloponnese and Greece mainland.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 13 days (12 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arachova, Arta, Delphi, Dodoni, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Oeniadae, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae

This Peloponnese and Greece mainland discovery 13 days (12 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa will pass through castles and fortresses, beaches, ancient towns and monasteries. Some of visited places are on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, and some on the UNESCO Tentative List. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in Arta museum, see Mesolongi sea lake, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in site of Olympic Games Ancient Olympia, explore old Messene, visit Sparta and medieval fortified town Mystras, touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae, wonder on Corinth canal, visit old Hosios Loukas UNESCO monastery, ask Delphi oracle and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique UNESCO complex of monasteries in Meteora, and on the way back see ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

 

13 days

Price from € 2,241

 



Explore Greece by off-season 16 days tour from Igoumenitsa. UNESCO sites, fortresses, monasteries. Discover main UNESCO sites of Peloponnese and Greece mainland.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 16 days (15 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Arachova, Argos, Arta, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Oeniadae, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Tiryns

This Peloponnese and Greece mainland discovery 13 days (12 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa will pass through castles and fortresses, beaches, ancient towns and monasteries. Some of visited places are on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, and some on the UNESCO Tentative List. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in Arta museum, see Mesolongi sea lake, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in site of Olympic Games Ancient Olympia, explore old Messene, visit Sparta and medieval fortified town Mystras, touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae, wonder on Corinth canal, visit old Hosios Loukas UNESCO monastery, ask Delphi oracle and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique UNESCO complex of monasteries in Meteora, and on the way back see ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

 

16 days

Price from € 2,703

 



Greece+Albania off-season UNESCO sites tour 19 days from Igoumenitsa. Visit most of UNESCO Greece mainland and Albania places.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Apollonia, Arachova, Arta, Berat, Butrint, Delphi, Dodoni, Galaxidi, Gjirokastër, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Larissa, Lëkurësi, Mesolongi, Meteora, Metsovo, Nafpaktos, Nicopolis, Oeniadae, Parga, Porto Palermo, Rio, Servia, Thermopylae, Volos

This off-season 19 days (18 nights) tour covers several important UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Greece mainland and south Albania. Together with that will also visited numerous UNESCO Tentative List sites. Come to see beautiful Mediterranean land and visit stunning sites in the off-peak months! During the tour here is plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Both Greece and Albania is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.

 

19 days

Price from € 3,238

 



Off-season 19 days tour Greece UNESCO sites from Igoumenitsa. Ancient towns, castles, monasteries. Discover the most important UNESCO sites of Greece mainland and Peloponnese.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Arachova, Argos, Arta, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Larissa, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Oeniadae, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Tiryns

This Peloponnese and Greece mainland off-season discovery 19 days (18 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa will pass through places that on UNESCO World Heritage list and on the UNESCO Tentative List. We will visit ancient towns and monasteries, castles and fortresses, beaches and mountain towns. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in Arta museum, see Mesolongi sea lake, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in site of Olympic Games Ancient Olympia, walk the steps of old fortresses in Pylos and Methoni, explore archaeological site Messene, visit famous Sparta and medieval fortified town Mystras, touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae, wonder on Corinth canal, visit old Hosios Loukas UNESCO monastery, ask Delphi oracle and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique UNESCO complex of monasteries in Meteora, walk over Aegae archaeological place, and on the way back see mountain town Metsovo with famous winery, ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

 

19 days

Price from € 3,240

 



Greece off-season UNESCO places tour 19 days from Athens. Visit most of Greece mainland UNESCO and tentative list places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Argos, Arta, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Koroni, Livadeia, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Palaia Epidaurus, Patras, Porto Kagio, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Tiryns

This off-season tour will allow you to visit not only some of Greece's eighteen UNESCO World Heritage sites but also some of the country's fourteen sites in the UNESCO tentative list, together with other top destinations across this beautiful Mediterranean land. Come and visit this stunning country in the off-peak months! You will quickly understand why Greece is much more than just a perfect summer destination. Greece is a truly year-round destination! It boasts plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Greece is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.

 

19 days

Price from € 3,473

 



Greece+Albania off-season UNESCO sites tour 22 days from Athens. Visit most of UNESCO Greece mainland and Albania sites.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 22 days (21 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece

tour destinations: Apollonia, Argos, Arta, Berat, Butrint, Corinth, Delphi, Epidaurus, Gjirokastër, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Livadeia, Lëkurësi, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Porto Palermo, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Trikala

This off-season 22 days (21 nights) tour covers the most important UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Greece mainland and all UNESCO World Heritage sites of Albania. Thw tour is also allow to visit many UNESCO Tentative List sites. Come to see beautiful Mediterranean land and visit stunning sites in the off-peak months! During the tour here is plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Both Greece and Albania is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.

 

22 days

Price from € 3,986

 



Off-season 26 days tour Greece UNESCO sites from Igoumenitsa. Ancient towns, monasteries, castles. Explore main UNESCO sites of Greece mainland and Peloponnese.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 26 days (25 nights)

tour countries: Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Arachova, Argos, Arta, Bassae, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Loutraki, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Methoni, Metsovo, Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Nicopolis, Oeniadae, Olympia, Parga, Patras, Pylos, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Tiryns

Off-season discovery 26 days (25 nights) round tour from Igoumenitsa around Peloponnese and Greece mainland. The tour is focused on UNESCO World Heritage list sites and on the UNESCO Tentative List sites. We will visit castles and fortresses, ancient towns and monasteries, beaches and mountain towns. The tour will visit Parga castle, we will walk in ancient city Nicopolis (UNESCO Tentative List), we will enjoy Arta museum, see Mesolongi sea lake, climb on steps of Nafpaktos castle and touch the statue of Cervantes, take an images of longest bridge of the fully suspended type between towns Rio and Antirrio, walk in Patras fortress and pray in St Andrew cathedral, walk in site of Olympic Games Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage), walk the steps of old fortresses in Pylos and Methoni, explore archaeological site Messene (UNESCO Tentative List), visit famous Sparta and medieval fortified town Mystras (UNESCO World Heritage), touch stones of ancient civilization in Mycenae, wonder on Corinth canal, visit old Hosios Loukas UNESCO monastery, ask Delphi oracle (UNESCO World Heritage) and see the place of the feat of Leonidas, visit unique UNESCO complex of monasteries in Meteora, walk over Aegae archaeological place (UNESCO World Heritage), and on the way back see mountain town Metsovo with famous winery, ancient Ioannina castle and Dodoni archaeological site included in UNESCO Tentative List.

 

26 days

Price from € 4,517

 





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