Salamina

Island "Salamina"
Distance from the town of Loutraki: 80 km
Travel time: 50 minutes
Attractions:
Salamis is the largest of the islands of the Saronic Gulf. Very important is the mythology of the island that inspired the ancient tragedians Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides. Island Ayaksa- Homeric hero, who headed salaminyan in the Trojan War. Cave of Euripides, whose length is approximately 47 meters and is located in the cliff height of 115 meters, opened archaeologist Ian Lola, was a place of his retreat. 8 km. the city is the theater of Euripides, built in 1993, following the example of the ancient Greek theater, with a capacity of 3,000 people, where theatrical performances and concerts. The island is world famous for the Battle of Salomine in 480 BC. e., when the fleet of the Greeks, under the command of Themistocles routed his superior in number several times the Persian fleet. Here installed from 1881 naval base Greeks. In Paluki created an outdoor naval museum with torpedoes and other Naval facilities. The island is the largest and most remarkable Byzantine Convent of Faneromeni, built in the 17th century, the cathedral belonging to the 11th century. The monastery was founded by Joseph Lawrence, who allegedly saw the image 3 times Panagia, indicating it a place where her icon. And in fact, this icon is there, so this place was built the monastery of Panagia Faneromeni, that is Panagia phenomenon. Near the house in Ostrov 19th-century style, where he lived one of the poets of Greece 119 znaminityh century, Aggelos Sikelanos.
Entertainment: Ocean Journey, Monastery, Cave of Euripides, swimming, shops.