1. Ambelakia

Ambelakia (Greek: Αμπελάκια, meaning vineyards) is a town and a former municipality of Salamis Island, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Salamis, of which it is a municipal unit.
 
It lies on the central east coast of the island and has a land area of 15.169 km², comprising about one-sixth of the island's area (with the balance belonging to the city of Salamina). It has a population of 7,507 inhabitants (2011 census). Its largest town is also named Ambelakia, and has a population of 4,710. The other significant town is Selínia (pop. 2,509). The only other settlements are Kynosoúra (pop. 152) and Spithári (136).
 
Much of the area is made up of rocky landscapes with a few bushes, while some farmlands lie within the sea. The rest of the area is made up of residential areas. A panorama of the Attica peninsula including the Piraeus part of Athens can be seen during clear days.
 
History
 
The city of Ambelakia has a long history. It was at Ambelakia Bay where the famous Battle of Salamis occurred in 480 BC, during which the Greek ships defeated the Persian fleet of Xerxes. Moreover, there are many remnants of the ancient town of Salamina which was a significant economic power between 350 and 318 BC when the town minted coins bearing the shield of the legendary hero Ajax. There are also churches which date back to the 16th century, for example the churches of St. John and St. Peter.
 
Today Ambelakia is a nice city for a walk. The majority of the citizens are sailors. However, excavations are taking place at the ancient port, which is full of shipwrecks of old ships from the last 20 years. There are also a couple of large ship repair yards at Ambelakia. There is an effort by the Greek government to clean up the port and continue the excavations but the shipyard owners are against it because they would have to move. 
 
 
The most important attractions are:
 

 

1. St. Peter's Church: This is a 16th century simple cruciform nave. It is chronologically connected with the settlement of the Arvanite settlers of Argonavplia at the end of the above century. It was located outside the city limits of Ambelakio. Today the anarchic residential construction has surrounded it with many houses. It is built with scattered architectural members that used to abound in Ambelaki.
 
2. Ypapantoula: This is a simple church with a gabled roof. It was probably built in the 17th century. He moved to this church shortly before Karaiskakis died in 1827. It is built on ruins, probably of Roman construction.
 
3. The Tomb of the Salamis: Excavations at the Cape of Kynosoura have shown that there is a tomb that belongs to the dead of the Battle of Salamis (480 BC). The archeological site of the Kynosoura Tomb is of great archaeological importance since there are many ruins and foundations on it.
 
 
 

Protected Historical Monument - ΦΕΚ 305/Β/26-5-1982