Cultural and Tourist Resources of the Area

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The statue of Leonidas in Thermopyles

The Thermopylae monument was erected in 1955 and was created by the sculptor Vasos Falireas. In the central pedestal there is a brass statue of the Spartan king with a spear and shield. Two statues accompany him, the representations of Parnon and Taigetos. In the base a plaque was placed that bears the inscription 'MOLON LAVE' (Come and Get it). The statue in Sparta is in the centre of the city along with the cenotaph of the king.
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