Historical Map of the Agean
(Aegean) Sea Basin
Illustrating the Third Persian Invasion
Persian invasion proceeds by land and sea.
Strom off of Euboea destroys large portion of Persian fleet.
Persians defeated at
Salamis 480 BC (
Battle of Salamis), send
fleet back to Asia.
Persian land force is defeated at Plataea (
Battle of Plataea) 479 BC.
Courtesy of the United States
Military Academy Department of History.
About the Persian Empire
About the Persian Wars
About the Battle of Thermopylae