At the Athenian and Corinthian leaders were opposing views, which almost led to an open clash. Given the circumstances, such a difference in points of view is not surprising. The differences could not be - too different was the position of these cities in relation to the dangers threatening them. If the Greek fleet withdrew from Salamis to the isthmus, he would have received benefits in the defense of Corinth, but have moved away from the Athens area and would have thrown all that remained in Attica, at the mercy of the conqueror. The Athenians were in favor of the fleet remained at Salamis, and the Corinthians offered to move to the isthmus, close to the army.