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Salamina - Saronic Gulf Islands (Greece)

Salamis (Salamina). Salamis is one Saronic islands. Salamina is located in a small bay everyplace Pireaus, Elefsina, Megara and less than one mile from Perama. It is 95 km2 and the coastal length is 104 kilometers. The capital city of Salamis Salamis is also called Koulouri. Of the Saronic Gulf islands (Salamina, Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses) are for many people from Athens the summer favorite address because they are a short distance from the capital. Although in recent years is very much done to the environment, heavy industry in the region has affected the natural beauty of the area. Salamina is the birthplace of the tragic poet Euripides and has marked its place in history with a famous battle in 480 v. Chr (Greeks against the Persians). In Salamina, you can visit the Agora, and the ruins of the temple of Aias (Ajax). Also, you can find Byzantine influences in the convent of the Virgin Faneromeni and the beautiful frescoes in the church. The beautiful sandy beaches of Moulki, Kanakia and Peristeria will attract many people.

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Attractions / beaches / hiking at Salamis

  • The ethnological museum and the library (the new town)
  • The mills (18th century) on the mountain Milon
  • The Cave of Euripides
  • The Euripides theater (and will host the Salamina festival in summer).
  • The ruins of the historical city Koulouris (4th century BC) at Ambelakia
  • The Archaeological Museum.
  • The house of the poet / poet Aggelos Sikelianos.
  • The monastery of Panagia Faneromeni (6 kilometers west of Salamis City).
  • The Monastery of Agios Nikolaos (18th century)
  • The beaches on the southern part of the island (Peristeria, Kaki Viglia)
  • The beaches Moulki, Iliakti, Kolones and Kanakia.
  • On the west coast, 6 km from Salamis Town is Moulki (The temple in honor of Aias = Ajax). According to legend, in the village Kolones, the "city" of Ajax Telamon have stood. Ajax was a Greek hero of the Trojan war.
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Average temperature Salamina
January
12.1°C
February
12.3°C
March
13.5°C
April
16.1°C
May
19.4°C
June
23.7°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.4°C
September
23.1°C
October
19.8°C
November
16.5°C
December
13.4°C

How is Salamis accessible?

Salamis is accessible via ferry boat. There are daily connections to Piraeus and especially to Perama (hamlet of Piraeus). (Smaller) ports Kaki Vigla, Peristeria, Ambelakia, Paloukia, Faneromeni and Selinia.

 


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