The site of Ancient Nemea is where mythology records Hercules’ first labor with the ferocious Nemean Lion.
The Temple of Nemea Zeus, although mostly in ruins, still dominates the valley as it has for more than 2,300 years. The Stadium a short distance from the Ancient site is in excellent repair and well worth visiting. In ancient times, it included a clay running track, a channel carrying fresh water to athletes and a starting line complete with a 'hysplex', a starting mechanism using the same concept as a catapult to ensure a fair start to races.
The land is studded with olive trees and grape fields and is home to a number of small villages and you will also see some spectacular scenery.