The Ionians asked the Greeks for help and Athens was one of the only city-states that sent help and King Darius of Persia was angry that they had helped The greeks and Declared war on athens.
In 490 B.C.E Persia and Athens fought in the battle of Marathon Athens won because of their phalanx formation strategy and because of Pheidippides The runner who warned Athens of the Persians coming.
In 480 B.C.E Persia and Athens/Sparta fought in the battle of Thermopylae. Xerxes leads his army into Thermopylae, Leonidas from Sparta tries to hold the Persians off but all of the three hundred soldiers he was leading die.
Effects of the War
In 480 B.C.E Persia and Athens fought in the battle of Salamis. The Athenians trick Persia into fighting in a narrow waterway Because they knew the Persians ships were way too large and they would get stuck while Athens ships were the opposite.
In 479 B.C.E Persia and Athens and its allies fought in the battle of Plataeu The Greeks defeated the Persians that were left behind to fight And Ended the war.The Greeks WON!
Athens created the Delian league, an alliance with other city-states to protect themselves if Persia ever invaded again. Athens rebuilt their city-state more splendorous then ever, And experienced the Golden Age.