Nemea (town)


Map of Nemea municipality

Coordinates: 37°49′N 22°40′E / 37.817°N 22.667°E / 37.817; 22.667Coordinates: 37°49′N 22°40′E / 37.817°N 22.667°E / 37.817; 22.667
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Corinthia
  Mayor Evagelos Andrianakos (Independent; since January 1, 2011)
  Municipality 204.7 km2 (79.0 sq mi)
Highest elevation 346 m (1,135 ft)
Lowest elevation 286 m (938 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
  Municipality 6,483
  Municipality density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
  Population 3,853 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 20500
Area code(s) 27460

Nemea (Greek: Νεμέα) is a town in Corinthia, Greece, and the seat of municipality with the same name (Δήμος Νεμέας). It is located a few kilometres west of ancient Nemea, with a population of under four thousand people. The municipality has an area of 204.708 km2.[2]


Its primary industry is agriculture and it is the hub for several small villages circling it, including Koutsi, Petri, and Leriza. Nemea is famous for its many wines grown on the plains that surround it. It is also home to DK Distributors, one of the largest distribution companies in Eastern Europe.

Wine Region

Located next to the new town of Nemea, appx. 30 kilometers from Corinth, the appellation of Nemea is the most important red wine AOC of southern Greece and arguably of all of Greece. In Nemea, the indigenous Greek Agiorgitiko grape is used and produces wines famous for their deep red color, complex aroma and long, velvety palate.[3]


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