Leuktra is about 18 km from Thebes and to reach the site of the battle one departs Thebes on the road SE to Athens and turns right after 1 km or so at the sign that says Melissokhorion (Baltsia).
After about 18 km you'll reach a sign that says Parapoungia officially known as 'Levktra'. There are three small villages on a hill. The battle field is on the right and visible up a valley as you approach the towns.
A sign posted as The Tropaion is a monument errected by the Thebians and now restored. This monument consists of a circular plynth of triglyphswith a dome shaped roof of nine stome shields which may have supported a warrior in bronze.
The Battle of Leuktra was fought in 371 BC and in it the Boeotians (Thebians) under Epaminondas defeated a larger force of Spartans under thier general Cleombrotus. This Spartan defeat put an end to thier legend of invincibility and for a period of nine years allowed the Thebans to control all of Greece.