Nemea was located about 11.6 mi. [18.6 km.] southwest of Corinth. One of the four Panhellenic festivals was held every two years in the stadium of Nemea. The other locations of these festivals were Delphi, Isthmia, and Olympia.
Nemea was a sacred precinct, like Olympia, and not a city. A number of deities were worshiped here, but pride of place must go to theTemple of Zeus.