Thermopylae, Greece - Sterea / Central Greece

Thermopylae is a mountain pass in terea or Central Greece, 210 km from Athens, and was a sacred place for ancient Greeks. It takes its name from nearby sources of hot springs and the narrow and rough passages in and out of the area. Primarily known for the Battle that took place in 480 BC between the Greek and the Persian forces, where an outnumbered Greek force led by Leonidas beat a substantially larger force of Persians. Near Thermopylae, there is a monument of King Leonidas and his comrades with the inscription: "Stranger, tell the Spartans that we are buried here, faithful to the laws".