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Battle of Salamis

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History of Battle - The Battle of Salamis (September 480 BCE)

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Greece Battle of Salamis

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War Art 20: Battle of Salamis

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The Battle of Salamis

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The Battle of Salamis Cinematic Trailer

The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle fought between an alliance of Greek city-states under Themistocles and the Persian Empire under King Xerxes in 480 BC which resulted in a decisive victory for the outnumbered Greeks. The battle was fought in the straits between the mainland and Salamis, an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, and marked the high-point of the second Persian invasion of Greece.
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  • Background 

  • Prelude 

  • The opposing forces 

  • Strategic and tactical considerations 

  • The battle 

  • Aftermath 

  • Significance