Thermopylae is a playable map in Total War: Arena.
- The first map is inspired by the famous mountain pass in which a small and clearly outnumbered Greek army under the leadership of King Leonidas and his loyal Spartan Warriors took a stand against the Persian forces under the King of Kings Xerxes I.
- A massive mountain overlooks the battlefield in the south. You can take the quick path over the mountain or cross the woods north of it. Either way it will be hard to predict what awaits on the other side and speed is of the essence.
- Closest to the shore you’ll find the Hot Gates, the narrow mountain pass made famous by the last stand of the 300. Going through the Hot Gates is always a risky endeavour, but if your side manages to take it, the way to the enemy camp and the rear of the enemy army on the main battlefield will be there for the taking.
- The main battlefield can be found on the plain in the centre of the map. While the north side provides you clear view on the Hot Gates, players can use the woods in the south for ambushes with lighter units and skirmishers.