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Salamina Island

Area: 101 sq km (39 sq mi)
Population: 28.600

Salamina, mainly a wooded island, close to Piraeus, in the Gulf of Saronikos, enjoys a frequent shuttle service by motor-sailing vessels, caiques, from nearby Piraeus and from Perama across the Straits. Wheat, olive oil, and wine are produced here, and fishing is also a major industry. The island has good roads and a network of bus and taxi services.

At Eandio there are the remains of ancient Telamon. Sandy beaches are at Kaki Vigla, Moulki, Kanakia, Kaminia and Peristeria which is also well-known for its numerous taverns serving delightful Greek delicacies. No large hotels exist on this island as the port of Piraeus just opposite links this island with very frequent ferry shuttle services.

The island is, famous for the decisive naval battle between the Athenians and the Persians which took place in the year 480b.c. According to Homer, Salamina was the home of the Greek legendary heroes Ajax and Teucer. It was the object of a conflict between Megara and Athens and was taken by the latter in the 6th century BC. The strait between Salamina and the Greek mainland was the site of the Greek naval victory of the Athenian statesman Themistokles over Xerxes I, king of Persia, in 480 BC. Salamina fell to Macedonia in 318 BC but returned to Athenian control in the following century.

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Mykonos Island


Ιt is the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades Complex. Its reputation has spread during the last years due to its unique landscape, its archaelogical sites, its cosmopolitan environment and its magnificent beaches.

White-washed, cube-shaped houses are scattered all over the island, narrow streets in the town, chapels and picturesque tavernas hide among art galleries and stores selling jewellery, souvenirs etc.

Trends that sweep through the international scene are born in the intense nightlife of this modern resort.

An island of tempting and tempestuous reputation such as Mykonos, with high tourism and a rather superficial lifestyle, inevitably has both fans and critics.

But even the most unsuspecting visitor immediately realizes that Mykonos is not only a crazy “bon-viveur”, but also an attractive, picturesque island with white Chora aside the crystal-clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

Direct international charter flights and regular domestic flights from Athens serve frequently, during summer, the airport of Mykonos.

Because it is so famous, Mykonos gets really overcrowded during high season but for those who enjoy the crowd, great fun and all night long entertainment, Mykonos is the ideal place for holidays.

Have a wonderful time...