After the Ionian Revolt, King Darius sent men to Greek and asked for their land and water.They Refused and he declared war.
Battle of salamis
In 490 B.CE. the Persians army fought the small city-state of Athens.The Athenians won a stunning Victory.
Battle of Platea
In 480 B.CE, King Xerxes from Persia sent an army 180,000 soldiers to Greece to conquer the city-states. The Spartan King, Leonidas, tried to stop them at Thermopylae. They only had 6,000-7,000 soldiers in their army. They could only hold back the Persians. Leonidas sent all but 300 soldiers home. The 300 fought bravely, but the Greeks lost The Battle of Thermopylae.
After the battle of Thermopylae, many citizens left Athens because they feared they would be attacked,so King Xerxes decided to burned Athens to the ground.The Navy leader, thought of a plan to defeat the Persians. He pretend to be in their side and let them into the salamis.The Greeks attacked and sent 300 Persian .They won the battle.
In 479 B.C.E The battle of platea took place near, Thebes. The persian king Xerxes fought the spartans and athenians The greeks won and the Greeks won the persian wars and drove their army from greece.