Sestos and Byzantion

After the allied fleet under Xanthippus defeated the Persians at Mykale, decisions had to be made on whether to continue the counter attack, or to return to Greece. The Greeks sailed back to Samos but not before taking on board the booty and burning the Persians’ ships. On Samos, they assembled in a naval council to debate the future of the Greeks from Ionia. Read more