Kynosoura Penninsula, (Greek: κυνός-ουρά) (Dogs Tail) Salamina Fighters Tomb

Posted: June 17, 2015 in battle of salamis, black and white, D3200, greece, history, island, NIKON, salamina, tomb, travel
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Kynosoura

Kynosoura (Greek: Κυνόσουρα),

Which means dog’s tail (Greek: κυνός-ουρά), ikynosoura peninsulas a small peninsula located in the east of the island. The area probably took its name because it is long and oblong, like a dog’ s tail.

At the south side of area there are a few houses (population 69). At the north are the remains of an ancient tumulus thought to be the burial site of Greek warriors in the Battle of Salamis.

Nearby is a dockyard, which constructs and fixes ships including oil tankers and containers.

A small Video describing the destruction of the ancient tomb and the throwing of the dead heroes bones to the sea.

The Tomb of the Fighters of Salamina 

The Tomb of the Fighters of Salamina is located on the area of cape Kinosoura. The site overlooks the sea on the area where the famous naval battle of Salamis took place in 480 BC. The circular tomb was built using limestone and gravel from sculptor Achilles Vasilleou in honor of the men who fought and died for Greece. It was one of the most important naval battles of all time that determined the final outcome of the Persian Wars. Themistocles developed a plan to fight the battle on a location favoring the smaller faster Greek ships. The Persian fleet was destroyed and the threat to conquer the Peloponnese faded along with it.

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Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

Salamina Kinosoura

As you can see in the photos its a beautiful place that has been left neglected for many decades that has destroyed or hidden its incredible history and monuments under rusty ships. A place that is part of the world heritage that should not be forgotten or lost.

You can see more photos in my Flickr Album.

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