An ideal choice for the lovers of ancient history is the one-day excursion to Thermopylae. Here, in 480 BC, Leonidas, king of Sparta, and his 300 soldiers closed the narrow passage obstructing the much larger Persian army from crossing it. Here, we encounter the monument of Leonidas and the archaeological site making a mental journey to the history of the land.<br><br>Go with your car or choose one of the guided tours of the travel agencies.