In 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and, again, in 2016, history was made . . . and lived! The Nemean Games were reborn.
The ancient Greeks celebrated festivals at Nemea that were part of the cycle of games at Delphi, Isthmia, and (best known today) Olympia. At each one of these four sites in rotation, for a brief period each year, wars and hostilities were suspended by a sacred truce, and all Greeks — Spartans and Athenians, Corinthians and Argives, Macedonians, and Cretans — gathered in recognition of their common humanity. This impulse toward peace — albeit limited to a few days each year — was the first in the history of mankind on an organized, regular, and international scale. Thus, the ancient festivals at Nemea, Olympia, Delphi, and Isthmia are the direct ancestors of today’s Olympic games as well as of the United Nations.
The Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games (which now has more than 1000 members from around the world) was founded in the belief that there is today scope and perhaps even the need for the average person — regardless of ethnicity, language, religion, gender, age, or athletic ability — to participate in an international athletic festival. And so it happened in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. More than 4800 people from 120 different countries, ranging in age from 6 to 96, have added their footprints to those of ages long gone.
Nemean Games, in ancient Greece, were athletic and musical competitions held in the honour of Zeus at the area of Nemea in central Greece.
Nemean Games were one of the most important sports events in Ancient Greece.
The revival of the Games begun in 1996 and is held in Nemea every four years
More than 4800 people from 120 different countries, ranging in age from 6 to 96, have been participated the last years to the modern Nemean Games.
On June 26-28, 2020, they will happen again. Come and become a part of History.
We provide all travel services that participants of the Games may need and complete travel packages.
Services we provide:
- Transportation from/ to airports
- Transportation from/ to Nemea
- Car Rental
- Private Tours
- Tours to more archaeological sites
- Activities and Experiences
We are located in the picturesque Spa town of Loutraki just 20 minutes away from Ancient Nemea.
The area provides all the services that participants and their families may require like wide range of hotel infrastructure, food services, sport facilities, Spa center etc.
Please contact us and let us create a fully organised tailor-made package according to your needs.