municipality of
Nemea
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The name of Nemea was originally Agios Georgios until 1923, because of the byzantine church with the same name. The most famous red wine variety “Agiorgitiko” was also named after it. The “Nemea” name was first mentioned on 1840, when the municipality was created, and established as the official name of the town after World War II.
Ancient Nemea was a very important place because of the famous myth of Hercules and the Nemean Lion. However, the region was also very important from 6th to 7th century B.C., because of the Nemean games, which was part of the Panhellenic Games, along with games in Delphi, Isthmos and Olympia. Since 1996 the games were relived after 2.300 years, due to the efforts of the Municipality of Nemea and of the American School of Classical Studies.
The city picked a side in every war between Athens and Sparta, while it is considered to be the last place, where Sparta won Athens.

Historical Note

The name of Nemea was originally Agios Georgios until 1923, because of the byzantine church with the same name. The most famous red wine variety “Agiorgitiko” was also named after it. The “Nemea” name was first mentioned on 1840, when the municipality was created, and established as the official name of the town after World War II. Ancient Nemea was a very important place because of the famous myth of Hercules and the Nemean Lion.

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Religious tourism

Our Lady of the Rock Monastery
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The monastery of Lady of the Rock is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It is located in the Municipality of Nemea in Korinthia region and it is built on the eastern side of Mount Polyphagous.
The significance of the monastery's location had been realized early on, probably, due to the existence of a natural water source at the place, that the temple is located nowadays. According to archaeologists, human presence has been witnessed there since the first Byzantine times.

Wine Tourism

Nemean wine
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VSOP and AOC wines are produced by grapes, that grows in specific geographical limits, and by specific wine grape varieties.The amount of wine, that should be produced as a designation of origin, cannot be over several kilos per stremma.
These restrictions exist in order to keep the quality of the product high, and also this way the varieties and the vinification of every country can be protected and tested.official Site

Sports Tourism

Οι Νέμεοι Αγώνες
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The Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games is a movement born from nearly 40 years of excavation by the University of California at Berkeley in the panhellenic Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea, Greece, and from the enthusiasm and dedication of local residents of Nemea who feel that they could make an important contribution to today's world because of their personal ties to Nemea. Official site

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Nemean Games

The Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games was founded on December 30, 1994, but the idea for the revival began much earlier. Here is that story.

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