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Ancient Salamis Reveals More Long-Lost Secrets

The latest archaeological discoveries on the historic island of Salamis, off the coast of Attica, Greece, shed new light on the life in the ancient city of the same name from the Classical era onward. The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities...

Fire Fighters Combating Fire on Salamina, Kanakia Area

A fire has broken out on the island of Salamina, just a 15 minute ferry ride from Piraeus on the mainland. The fire is in the Kanakia area where 60 scouts were camping. They were evacuated immediately and taken to the...

Exploring Greece's Saronic Islands: Salamina

Salamina (or Salami) is the largest island in the Saronic Gulf, the closest one to Athens, and is endowed with impressive natural beauty, a magnificent cultural legacy and unique examples of Byzantine architecture. More than a summer destination, Salamina offers activities...

Operation Begins to Remove Sunken Oil Tanker from Salamina

A floating crane capable of pulling 1,300 tons was installed on Friday at the location of the sunken oil tanker "Agia Zoni II", where it will begin the operation to remove the ship from the bottom of the sea. The...

Mycenean-Era Tomb with Grave Goods Discovered in Salamina

A Mycenean chamber tomb with grave goods dating to the 13th-12th centuries BCE has been discovered in the centre of the main town on the island of Salamina, Greece, during a project meant to link a home with the central sewage...

A Town Called Salamina in the Mountains of Colombia

A town named Salamina, located deep in the mountains of Colombia, has surprising ties to Ancient Greece, taking its name from the sea battle of Salamina in 480 BC. The picturesque city of Salamina is located in the Caldas area...

Salamina: A Surprising Get-Away from Athens

If you see the above picture and it says that it is from the island of Kefalonia, you would believe it, right? Well, it's not the popular tourist island of Kefalonia, it's the lesser known and visited island of Salamina! Salamina...

Earthquake of 3.9 Richter Magnitude Between Aegina and Salamina

An earthquake of 4.2 Richter magnitude occurred right before 5pm on Sunday afternoon. According to first estimates the earthquake was 4.2 on the Richter Scale, however the Institute of Geodynamics classified the earthquake at 3.9. The earthquake occurred 25 kilometers Southwest of Athens, Greece,...

Two People Die Due to Severe Rainstorms in Greece

Hazardous rainstorms on Monday throughout Greece, and particularly the area of Peloponnese, have caused two fatalities. A 73-year-old female was reportedly struck by lightning on the island of Salamina, which is close to Athens, capital.gr reports. The coroner's report ruled lighting as the...

Greek Police Arrest More Terrorist Suspects

Greek Police on Monday arrested the 60-year-old mother of two detained Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei terrorist group members, Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos, as well as the latter's 26-year-old companion for participating in a terrorist organisation. The two women were arrested earlier on Monday for...