Nemea was a religious sanctuary in the northern Peloponnese of Greece where pan-Hellenic athletic games were held every two years from 573 BCE until 271 BCE, after which, the Games were definitively moved to Argos.

More about: Nemea


  • 6000 BCE - 5000 BCE
    First inhabitation of the Nemean valley.
  • 573 BCE
    First athletic games at Nemea in honour of Zeus.
  • 453 BCE
    Pericles erects trophy at Nemea after Athenian victory over the Sikyonians.
  • 415 BCE - 330 BCE
    Nemean Games relocated to Argos.
  • 330 BCE
    Athletic Games return from Argos to Nemea.
  • c. 330 BCE
    Temple of Zeus built at Nemea.
  • c. 330 BCE - c. 300 BCE
    Extensive building programme at Nemea funded by the Macedonians.
  • 330 BCE - 320 BCE
    New stadium constructed at Nemea.
  • 271 BCE
    Final Games at Nemea.
  • 269 BCE
    Nemean Games definitively moved to Argos.
  • c. 300 CE - c. 350 CE
    Christian Basilica built at Nemea.
  • 393 CE
    Roman Emperor Theodosius definitively ends all pagan Games in Greece.