Salamis

Welcome to Salamis

 

Salamis, is the largest Greek island in the Saronic Gulf, about 2 km off-coast from Piraeus and about 16 km west of central Athens. The chief city, Salamina, lies in the west-facing core of the crescent on Salamis Bay, which opens into the Saronic Gulf.

 

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.