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Salamina

NOW 13 °C

Next 5 days

  • THURS 20 °C
  • FRI 22 °C
  • SAT 23 °C
  • SUN 21 °C
  • MON 15 °C

Source: National Observatory of Athens /meteo.gr

According to the myth, the name Salamina (Salamis) was given to the island by Kychreas in honour of his mother Salamis, one of the five daughters of the river god Asopos.

Sightseeing

In Salamina you can visit the following museums and sightseeings:
  • Municipality of Salamina Folk Art and History Museum: It host exhibits of the island’s history, including a collection of local costumes, furniture, agricultural tools, weapons and ceramic items.
  • Maritime museum: An outdoor museum in the area of Paloukia exhibiting cannons and torpedoes.
  • Ancient port: The ancient port is located in the area of Ambelakia and dates back to the 4th century BC. The port contributed significantly to the economic development of the ancient city of Salamis. The famous naval battle of Salamis also took place here. Ambelakia is the oldest village on the island, 4 km south of Salamina, and it certainly worths a visiting!
  • Churches and Monasteries like Faneromeni Monastery, Agios Nikolaos Kalyvitis and Agios Dimitrios Church.
If you want to swim, visit the southern side of the island, where the beaches are cleaner. The most popular beaches are Selinia, Kanakia, Faneromeni, Saterli and Kaki Vigla.
BY SEA
Salamina is connected to Piraeus and others to Perama (Megara) and many boats leave daily and the journey is 15 minutes.

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Arrive by Sea
There are around-the-clock connections to Attica. Choose among the following routes: Piraeus – Paloukia, Perama – Paloukia and Nea Perama – Faneromeni.