Nemea took its name from the eponymous nymph, daughter of Asopos river crossing and still today irrigates the valley and vineyard.
Together with the Ancient Kleones, Ancient Nemea, the Kuci, Petri, Aidonia, Galata, Leontio, Daphne and Kastraki are the headquarters and the main grape production source of the variety “Agiorgitiko”, from which produced famous wines with the top wines of designation of origin (PDO) Nemea. Mythologically associated with the first labor of Hercules that strangled the lion and the Nemean along with the Isthmian, Pythian and the best known of all Games, formed the circle of sacred Panhellenic games of antiquity.