Salamina lies in the entry of Eleysina gulf and is hardly 1 n.mile from Piraeus. It is a beautiful island and due to being so close to Athens ideal for a visit on weekends.

A glorious moment of its history was the naval battle of Salamine in 480 B.C. when the Greeks shattered the Persian fleet and thus saving the country from the Persian intrusion.


  • the Byzantine Monastery of Faneromeni with remarkable murals
  • the house of the poet Aggelos Sikelianos
  • in Aianteio discoveries of a Mycanean settlement
  • Ruins of the ancient city of the island
  • the Monastery of Saint Nikolaos Lemonion.