about 200 to 300 m
|Postal code:||189 02|
|Area/distance code:||11-30-22980 (030-22980)-460 to 469|
|3-letter abbreviation:||AMB Ambelakia|
|Address of administration:||2 Sikyonou St.
Ampelakia 189 02
Ampelakia (Greek: Αμπελάκια, meaning vineyards), also Ambelakia or Abelakia is the capital city of the second municipality of Salamis and is in the southeastern part. It has a population of 6,000. Ampelakia has a very long history. There is the Ampelakia Bay the place of the famous battle of Salamina in 480 BC where the Greek ships defeated the great persian fleet of Xerxes. Moreover there are many remnants of the ancient town of Salamina which was financially strong between 350 and 318 BC when there were cutting coins with the shield of the legendary hero Ajax. There are churches also which date in the 16th century like St. John, St. Peter. Today Ampelakia is a city nice for walking. The majority people are sailors. However the ancient port is full of shipwrecks of old ships from the last 20 years. There is an effort from the state to clean the port and continue the excavations.
Division of the municipality of Ampelakia
|Year||Communal population||Municipal population|
Two-thirds of the population live in Ampelakia. Ampelakia has a school, a lyceum, a gymnasuim, a church, a post office, a port, banks, and a square (plateia).
Much of the area are made up of rocky landscapes with a few bushes, while some farmalds lie within the sea. Thre rest of the area are made up of residential areas.
The panorama of the small portion of the Attica peninsula including the Piraeus part of Athens and the southern half of the peninsula can be seen during clear days.
|West: Saronic Gulf
||Ampelakia Salaminas||East: Saronic Gulf|
|South: Saronic Gulf|
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