It is the largest island in Saronic Gulf. Occupies an area of 93.5 square kilometers, a coastline of 100 kilometers and has a population of 37,088 inhabitants.
It is the homeland of Aiantas, Euripides, and a place of inspiration for Angelos Sikelianos poet and of hospitality for Georgios Karaiskakis. Here took place the greatest battle of all time (Battle of Salamis 480 BC), where the Greeks defeated Persians.
Recent archaeological excavations have displayed objects in Euripides Cave and at the ruins of the Homeric city.
The island was a refuge for refugees (1687, 1770 and 1821) and from this came the expression "my soul went in Koulouri" (meaning the “great fear”).
Several chieftains fought here in 1821 and Georgios Karaiskakis was buried in the church’s yard of St. Dimitrios (1827).
The island showed great personalities such as the painter Polychronis Lempesis, the folklorist Peter Fourikis, the playwright Dimitris Bogris, the chieftain Georgakis Glitsis, the actor Zoras Chapelis etc.
• The place of Aiantas
• Euripides’ Cave
• The place of the great naval battle of 480 BC
• The Tomb of Salaminian fighters (Kynosoura)
• The Archaeological Museum
• The Folklore Museum
• The house of Angelos Sikelianos
• The Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni
• The Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas of Lemonia
• The Holy Church of Agios Dimitrios (tomb of Georgios Karaiskakis)
A free of charge experienced guide is available
The beaches of Salamis are ideal for swimming and fishing.
..... and do not forget, for good food and coffee we are waiting for you at our restaurant in "Votsalakia"!