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Sights of the island of Salamis or Salamina in Greece

Ambelakia - the ancient harbour of the island, Koulouris, is situated 4 kilometers southeast of the capital in Ambelakia. In the sea are remains of ancient buildings. There are remains of walls from the old Acropolis and of streets. In Ambelakia there are also churches that date from the 16th century. In the bay in front of Ambelakia the famous Battle of Salamis took place. Ambelakia is the oldest town on the island.

The large village of Moulki (or Aianteio, named after the Greek hero Ajax), in the west of the island south of the capital, has many pine trees and a nice beach. Here the first Hellenistic settlement of the island was found. In the village are two churches, the Metamorphosis of Sotira and Kimisis or Theotokou, which date from the 11th and 12th century. At a distance of 5 kilometers from Moulki on the mountain Stavros, in the southwest of Salamis, stands the monastery of Saint Nikolaou Lemonion from the 18th century. Opposite the monastery stands a Byzantine temple, the Saint John Kalabitou, dating from the 10th century.

The beaches of Kaki Vigla, Faneromeni, Saterli, Selinia, Kanakia and Peristeria in the south of the island are among the best of Salamis (and more clean than the ones in the north) and they are pretty quiet. This area is less developped than the rest of the island. Faneromeni has a monastery with beautiful frescoes.

Psili Ammos (meaning fine sand) is a beautiful beach in the northwest of the island opposite Elefsina. Here you will find one of the oldest churches in the island of Salamis, the Saint Grigorios.

The Cave of Euripides is a cave with 10 rooms in Peristeria where objects were found from the Neolithic and later times (classical and Roman period), such as arrowheads, pottery, figurines and jewelry. It is suspectedt that the cave has long been used as sanctuary and that this is the place where the exiled Euripides wrote his tragedies. In the cave they also found a big wine cup with two handles that had part of his name on it.

Museums of the island of Salamis or Salamina in Greece

The Maritime Museum in Paloukia is located in the open air and houses a collection of cannons and torpedoes.

In het Folk Art and History Museum is housed in the new town hall of Salamis. Here you can learn about the history of Salamis and look at for instance costumes, old farm equipment, furniture, weapons from the Greek Revolution, icons, rare manuscripts and ceramics that are exhibited. The museum is opened on Mondays to Fridays from 9.00 to 16.00 o'clock.


Hans Huisman, http://www.angelfire.com/super2/greece/ 2014
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