Nemea, an ancient site, is located 25 km southwest of Corinth in the northeastern Peloponnese.
The stadium is reminiscent of the Nemean Games, which, in ancient times had a similar reputation as the Olympic Games.
The well-preserved vaulted entrance tunnel for the athletes to the stadium had a direct connection to the dressing room surrounded by columns.
The sanctuary is dedicated to Zeus. Seven columns of the temple are still preserved. Notable are the extensive bathing facilities that served the cleaning of the contestants.
In an early Christian grave one can see the skeleton of a 60-70 year old woman. According to scientists, she gave birth to at least two children and suffered from osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis.
Rare pieces of jewelry and ancient ceramics are exhibited are in the adjacent museum.
4 km from Nemea, close to the small village of Dervenakia, the broad valley narrows to a narrow defile. This was the place where the partisan leader Theodoros Kolokotronis lay in wait for the Ottomans, who suffered a crushing defeat. To the memory of this victory, a monument to Kolokotronis was erected here. From there you have a magnificent view of the valley.
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