Our next destination after Patras is our sixth, Thermopylae. Thermopylae is a place, a Pass. The Battle of Thermopylae has influenced western popular culture, such as in literature, song, video games and in films: 300 (2006) and 300: Rise of an Empire. In the 2006 film the plot revolves around King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) of Sparta, who leads 300 Spartans into battle against the Persian “god-King” Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his invading army of more than 300,000 soldiers that took place here.
Another historic location and Wow! I’m actually here. Here is a monument of the Spartan king, Leonidas. I did not include myself in photos- just my husband … the space all around was so manly- strength, courage and bravery. You will find out in my next follow up blogs.
Do you see what’s on the left and right in the picture?