Salamis or Salamina is the island of the historical
ancient sea battle where the Greek ships destroyed the
Persian Armada of King Darius in C5th BC. It is also the
hometown of the famous Greek hero Ajax and also
Euripides. Salamina has many archaeological sites and
monasteries worth visiting.
The quickest way to get to Salamina is by going to
Perama, a suburb of Piraeus, and cross the one mile of
sea by the small ferry boat service that is frequent
(every 10 minutes). due to its vicinity with the
capital of Greece most of its inhabitants work in Athens
and Piraeus, as an example, someone that work in Piraeus
needs only 20 minutes to go by car to Salamis.
Salamina has a surface of 95 square kilometres and a
coastline of 104 kilometres. Its capital city is called
Salamina and there are many coastal resorts with nice
beaches for swimming. These include Selinia, Peristeria,
Kaki, Vigla, Blue Limanaki and Mulki.
Salamina today is a holiday resort for many people from
Piraeus and Athens, many of them have holiday houses in
several resorts of the island. Salamina it might not be
Santorini of the Saronic gulf but has many
attractions and some nice beaches. It is also a nice
place for those who like fishing and diving.
Useful telephone numbers:
City Hall 210 4646000
Port Police 210 4651130
Ferry boats from Perama 210 4413178
Health Centre 210 4651711/4652120/4651888
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