Excursion Destination

Ancient Nemea - Wine Roads

Nemea

Archaeological Site, Museum & Stadium and visit to Winery

The small village of Archaia Nemea is immediately southwest of the archaeological site while the new town of Nemea lies to the west.

In the archaeological site lies the Temple of Nemean Zeus, three columns of which have always stood since the time of their original construction. It should be emphasized that Nemean Zeus is not the same as Olympian Zeus. The latter is the fulminating philandering king of the gods, the former is the god of shepherds and shepherding, a reflection of the condition of the valley as unsuitable for cultivation, but useful for grazing.

Ηere during Antiquity the Nemean Games were played, in three sequence, ending about 235 BCE, celebrated in the eleven Nemean odes of Pindar.

In Greek mythology, Nemea was ruled by king Lycurgus and queen Eurydice, Nemea was also famous in Greek myth as the home of the Nemean Lion, which was killed by the hero Heracles.


Other Taxi Excursion Destinations

An idea of some other places to visit in the Peloponnese

Arcadian Villages
Tradition and History
Corinth
Entrance to the Peloponnese
Delphi
Centre of the Earth
Epidavros
Wonderful Ancient Theatre
Kalavrita
Rack & Pinion Railway
Monemvasia
Byzantine town accessible by headland
Mycenae
Responsible for a Whole Era
Mystra - Sparta
Byzantine Monasteries & Spartan History
Sounion
Ancient Temple in Breathtaking Setting
Olympia
Home of the Olympic Games
Mani
Byzantine Monasteries & Spartan History
Ancient Messini
Wonderful Ancient Theatre
Gythio
Historic Coastal Town of Mani
Meteora
Fantastic Monasteries on Pinnacles
Vergina
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ancient Tyrins
Magnificent Cyclopean Walls

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