Salamis, SAL uh mihs or sah lah MEES, is a Greek island in the Saronic Gulf, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Athens. It covers 37 square miles (95 square kilometers) and has 28,500 people. Much of the land is rocky, mountainous, and lacking in vegetation. Most of the people commute to jobs in Athens or work in the island's shipping industry. Some farmers grow vegetables and grapes. Because the island has an irregular crescent shape, Salamis is also known as Koulouri, which means baker's crescent.