Village of Stoupa
Stoupa has two beautiful sandy beaches, Stoupa Bay and Kalogria. Sheltered by theStoupa has two beautiful sandy beaches, Stoupa Bay and Kalogria. Sheltered by the dramatic backdrop of the Taygetos mountain range, Stoupa enjoys a microclimate that is among the warmest in Europe. Fresh water flowing underground is released offshore and keeps the water cool and clean for bathers.
There are several excellent tavernas in Stoupa serving traditional Greek fare based on our wonderful local produce, as well as coffee bars, gift shops, supermarkets, cash dispensers and a chemist. There are two doctor’s surgeries in Stoupa, and a 24 hour clinic in Agios Nikolaos (4 kms away) plus a local dentist.
Car Hire, Bicycle Rental and excursions by coach are all available from local agents in Stoupa. There is a PADI approved dive school based on Kalogria and visitors can join local residents on organised walks, or simply explore the wonderful landscape at your own pace.
Stoupa is ideally placed for exploring many places of classical and historic interest such as Ancient Olympia, Byzantine Mystras, Monemvasia, Mount Ithomi and of course the spectacular Diros caves and the wild Mani Peninsula. With short, mild winters, the Mani is perfect for off-season walking, cycling or motoring holidays. In November and December you can enjoy the buzz of the olive harvest going on around you, while writers and artists are drawn to Stoupa all year round.