Travel to Nemea, the Tuscany of Greece
Built in an amphitheatrical way at the foot of Mount Profitis Elias and close to the city of Corinth, is Nemea, with its ancient history, rich cultural tradition and reference point of the gastronomic oenological scene of the whole country. Surrounded by green hills, fertile plains and extensive vineyards, but also a place associated with the most important heroes and myths of Greek mythology, Nemea manages to become a travel destination, ready to attract a large number of visitors, to excite them and satisfy their curiosity.
A place of the important pan-Hellenic festivals of Nemea, in honor of the great heroes and Gods of Greek mythology, ancient Nemea is transformed into a sanctuary of top importance, with the archaeological remains of temples, buildings and altars, which are preserved inside, to place it , in the pantheon of archeological destinations of pan-Hellenic scope
Proud and imposing, the Doric columns of the temple of Zeus dominate the space, revealing the power of the Olympian God, through the perfection of its architectural construction, while the impressive Crypt Stoa, gives access to the monumental Stadium of thousands of spectators and the remains adjacent baths and houses, bring to light interesting aspects of the fascinating history of this pan-Hellenic sanctuary. A visit to the archeological museum of Nemea will ideally complete the acquaintance with the place, while the network of Wine Roads, starting from ancient Nemea, with the possibility of access and visit to vineyards and wineries of the wider area and the parallel tasting undoubtedly proves that Nemea is not only a charming mosaic of mythology and history, but also an area where the Greek cultural heritage is dynamically expressed through the oenological tradition of centuries, leading to the global projection of the largest viticultural zone of Greece and the development of wine tourism, which increasingly manages to excite every visitor.
Food and local cuisine
The area has a wide variety of pure, local products, widely used in the local specialties of the area. Corinthian raisins, the excellent quality oil, the many varieties of olives, the sultanas and a wide range of the famous Nemea (Agiorgitiko) wines, which make Nemea famous all over the world, are well known.
When to visit Nemea
An ideal period to visit the area of Nemea is the period from May to the end of October, as it is harmoniously combined with the visit to the archeological site, but also other wine tourism activities (vintage, visit to wineries and vineyards).
Moving from/ to Nemea
Moving from/ to Nemea
Take the road to Nemea via the Athens - Corinth-Tripoli National road. Nemea is 110 km from Athens, 34 km from Corinth, 41 km from Nafplio and 29 km from Argos.
Transportation in Nemea
To get around Nemea, it is a good idea to have your own car. Alternatively, you can rent a car there or take a taxi or just walk, Nemea is beautiful and there is no better way to get to know it.