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Battle of Salamis

Greece Begins Celebrations For 2500-Year Anniversary of Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis

An event marking the 2500-year anniversary since the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC began in Athens on Wednesday and was attended by both the country's President and Prime Minister. A series of events called...

Greek Archaeologists Make Major Discovery at Battle of Salamis Site

Marine archaeologists are announcing that they have discovered underwater artifacts at the site of a building where the naval battle of Salamis was fought in the Saronic Gulf in 480 B.C. This major discovery was made during excavation work approximately...

Archaeologists Find Position of Greek Fleet in Battle of Salamis, 480 BC

Archaeologists have discovered the site where the Greek fleet gathered for the Battle of Salamis against the Persians (480 BC), after finding antiquities in the waters of Ampelakia Bay. A 20-member scientific team was involved in the underwater research that...

The Underwater Ruins of Ancient Naval Bases at Piraeus Harbor [video]

In 2010, a local fisherman guided a group of archaeologists to a favorite fishing spot he frequented as a child. He used to sit on ancient columns peeking out from the sea in the northern side of Mounichia in...

The Deadliest Femmes Fatales of Ancient Greek Mythology

Ancient Greek mythology is filled with references to strong men who conquered kingdoms, fought for their freedom and did not hesitate to kill. However, there are many strong and powerful women who became known for their ruthlessness and canning...

Application on the Battle of Salamis

A new application for the iPhone and iPad on the Battle of Salamis was created by two brothers Tasos and Dimitris Voulgaris, from Phthiotida in central Greece. The creators of the successful application “Greece: History and Culture” created and launched...

Battle of Salamis Marked After 2,500 Years

Some 2,500 years ago a naval battle took place in September (although the exact date remains unknown) in the straits between the Greek mainland and Salamis, an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens. The battle of Salamis changed...