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Nemea

Destination

Nemea

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.
Nema (altitude ca. 300m) is situated in a relatively plain basin surrounded by mountains, that reach ca. 750m.. The ancient town, Αρχαία Νεμέα, (at ca. 360m) is in a somewhat smaller basin to the east. Both basins empty through their own valley into the Gulf of Corinth. The surface of the two basins varies by only a few meters. The soil contains weathered elements of Limestone. The composition of the soil, the basin’s geology, the altitude and the climate are ideal for viticulture.
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.

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Geographic region

Peloponnese

Administrative region

Peloponnese

Regional unit

Korinthia

Area (km2)

204.74 km²

Varieties

Agiorgitiko, Mavrodaphne, Avgoustiatis, Vertzami, Voidomatis, Volitsa, Thrapsa, Kolliniatiko, Black Kalavrytino, Black Corinth, Petrokoritho, Moschofilero, Roditis, Muscat, Kydonitsa, Lagorthi, Monemvassia, Asproudes, Assyrtiko, Volitsa, Malagouzia, Petroulianos, Rokaniaris, Tinaktorogos, Fileri, Sklava.

Wines of Pelloponese

The Peloponnese, the southern-most tip of the Balkan Peninsula, is a mountainous area, divided into two main vine growing regions by the ranges that traverse it. One region encompasses the central and northern parts, where Mantinia and Nemea are the main winemaking hubs respectively. The western part, which stretches from the northern slopes of Mount Panachaiko (near Egio and Patras) to the coastline of the Ionian Sea down to Messinia, represents the second region. Its main vine growing areas are Achaia in the north and Ilia and Messinia in the south. The vineyards of the Peloponnese and the Ionian Islands are located in areas featuring a mild Mediterranean climate, due to the moderating effect of the sea in the Gulf of Korinthos (Corinth) to the north, as well as the protection and the cool winds offered by the mountain ranges of continental Greece and the central Peloponnese. Factors such as altitude, mountain slopes, aspect and the proximity to the sea create many different mesoclimates. The vineyards of the Peloponnese and the Ionian Islands are concentrated on the mountainous and semi-mountainous areas, either on rugged terrain or on plateaus and valleys wedged in between the mountain massifs.

 

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