Although an island, Salamina (or Salamis. as its older name was) is not considered such by the Greeks. It is so close to Piraues that it rather looks like another suburb of it, and the ferries are more frequent than local buses. For this reason, Salamina is not a touristic place either for the Athenians, or for foreigners. The island has some historical sights among which the Mycenaen Acropolis is the most important, and there are also beaches on the south coast good enough for swimming and sunbathing.