Description of Salamina
Salamina is an island only 15 minutes far from Athens. The access is easy by shuttle boats that pass every few minutes across from the port of Perama to the port of Paloukia and vice versa. Salamina has two forest areas for rides, walks and several beaches that gather many visitors during the summer months. Salamina has hotels for accommodation, restaurants and taverns.
Geography of Salamina
Salamina Island lies in the centre of Saronic Gulf, just 2 miles far from the port of Piraeus in Attica, surrounded by Agistri, Salamina, Methana, Trizina, Poros and Piraeus. It spans an area of 96,09 sq. km. with a total population of 38.022 residents.
History of Salamina
The island of Salamina is known for the Battle of Salamis, the decisive naval victory of the Greek fleet over the Persians in 480 BC. Nowadays, Salamina is home to the headquarters of the Greek Navy with Salamis Naval Base. During the Second World War there was also another important naval battle as the harbor was bombed by Germans sinking the Greek battleships Kilkis and Lemnos.
Sightseeing in Salamina
Salamina because of its easy access is a weekend destination with many beaches, most of them can be found at the southern district of the island like Kanakia, Peristeria, Giala and Satirli. One of the most important sites on Salamina is the Byzantine Monastery of Faneromeni on the northwest coast.
Useful Phone Numbers in Salamina
Useful telephone numbers for Salamis
Municipality of Salamis: (+30) 210 4.646 million
Police Salamis: (+30) 210 464651100-10
Port Authority of Salamis: (+30) 210 4677277
Perama Port: (+30) 210 4419441
Health Centre of Salamis: (+30) 210 4651711, 210 4.65015 million
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