Ionia had upset the Persians and could not fight them themselves so Athens agreed to help them.
WE NEED HELP!
Okay we will give you some soldiers.
Athens won the first battle against Persia. They fought because Athens killed a Persian ambassador who was trying to get them to follow Persian rule
Battle of Marathon
YES, we won!
How did we lose Darius is going to be so mad.
King Xerxes brings 180000 men to fight Greece. Hearing this Athens and Sparta join forces to battle Persia. Peria is losing then a traitor tells Persia where to attack and Persia destroys Athens and Sparta.
Battle of Thermopylae
We will send 300 men to fight them.
A traitor told them how to beat us.
Greece tricks Persia by telling them they will truce. They meet in a canal for the truce and the Greek ship moves further and further into the canal. When the persians are very deep the Greek soldiers ram into them making a hole in their ship drowning them.
Battle of Salamis
I cant beleive that Persia is falling for our plan.
Battle of Plataea
Greek wins the Battle of Plataea and that was the last battle. Xerxes relized that he had lost almost all of the wars and Greece was to strong.