The great naval battle of Salamis was fought between the Greeks and Persians in 480 BC in the narrow strait between Salamis and Attica. This was one of the last battles of the Persian Wars. The Greek forces were led by Themistocles, an Athenian statesman, who was responsible for devising the strategy used during the battle. Although Themistocles came up with the strategy to lure the Persians into the strait, he was not the general who carried it out. This was done by Eurybiades, a Spartan commander. The Persian forces were led by Xerxes, Darius' successor.