Perama

Perama (Greek: Πέραμα) is a port city and a suburb of Piraeus (Greece). It lies on the southwest edge of the Aegaleo mountains, on the Saronic Gulf coast. It is 8 km northwest of Piraeus. The municipality has an area of 14.729 km2. It forms the western terminus of the Port of Piraeus and there is also a passenger port that provides ferry services to Salamis Island.

The name Perama comes from the Greek word "perasma" which means "passage". The Battle of Salamis which took place in 480BC was located between the Salamis island and the mainland, part of which included Perama.

 

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