Published on September 21, 2014
Themistocles sent his entrusted servant, Sikinnus to Xerxes to inform him that the Greeks were going to leave Salamis immediately. This was a trap so the Greek navy would have a chance to win the naval battle. They were outnumbered 366 ships while the Persians had a little under a 1000 ships. The Persians sailed in the Salamis Strait while the Greek ships were waiting for them. The Greeks won the naval battle only losing 40 ships while the persians lost 200 ships and 50,000 men.