Visual Timeline: Persian Wars
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492 BCE: Darius I of Persia invades Greece.
490 BCE - 470 BCE: Corcyra does not participate in the Persian Wars.
490 BCE: A combined force of Greek hoplites defeat the Persians at Marathon.
480 BCE: Thebes sides with Persia during Xerxes invasion of Greece.
480 BCE: Cycladic states contribute to the victorious Greek forces against the Persians at the Battle of Salamis.
480 BCE: Xerxes I makes extensive preparations to invade mainland Greece by building depots, canals and a boat bridge across the Hellespont.
480 BCE: Battle of Thermopylae. 300 Spartans under King Leonidas and other Greek allies hold back the Persians led by Xerxes I for three days but are defeated.
480 BCE: The indecisive battle of Artemision between the Greek and Persian fleets of Xerxes I. The Greeks withdraw to Salamis.
480 BCE: Battle of Salamis where the Greek naval fleet led by Themistocles defeats the invading armada of Xerxes I of Persia.
479 BCE: Cycladic city states contribute to the victorious Greek forces against the Persians at the battle of Plataea.
479 BCE: Xerxes' Persian forces are defeated by Greek forces at Plataea effectively ending Persia's imperial ambitions in Greece.
479 BCE: Eleusis is destroyed by the Persians.
449 BCE - 448 BCE: Peace between Greece and Persia.