On the eastern shores of mainland Greece is situated the hot springs health resort of Kamena Vourla. It lies on the edge of a wooded coastline that slopes down to a beautiful beach.
Thermopylae is the famous site of the historic battle between the Spartans, led by Leonidas, and the Persian army of Xerxes ( 480 B.C. ). The huge monument to Leonidas and 300 cypress trees commemorate the death of the heroic Spartans.