Located on the sandy coast of the Greek Peloponnese, Stoupa is a popular village for British holiday makers to take a villa and relax in the sun. Stoupa is located in the only part of Greece never to be conquered by invaders, the Mani Peninsula. The village has a unique and authentically Greek atmosphere, which just adds to the relaxed lifestyle of this magnificent beach resort in the Peloponnese.
The largest attractions from a Stoupa property are the stunning beaches which stretch along the Mani Peninsula. There are three separate bays lined with sand and fine pebble beaches in easy walking distance of a Stoupa villa, all set in idyllic surroundings, with olive groves growing right down to the back of the dunes. Even during the height of the summer, accommodation in Stoupa affords visitors a really relaxing break in the sun, with a good spot on the beach almost guaranteed at any time of the season. Stoupa beach is one of the finest in the region, sloping gently into the warm sea, and as a result, large Stoupa villas have become a particular favourite with British families.
The three beaches available from a Stoupa property all have different characters, from the taverna backed Stoupa Beach to the quiet, shaded Kalogria Beach and the rocky Halikoura Beach which is ideal for fishing in Stoupa. The warm waters of the Mediterranean teem with sea life, which makes diving, snorkelling and fishing in Stoupa a real treat.
There is some excellent walking available in the area, with the Peloponnese coastal path running past many of the beachfront properties in Stoupa. Walking in the region is varied and spectacular, from the coastal paths to the endless walking in the amazing Taygetos Mountains. The inland area of Stoupa, Peloponnese, consists of dramatic ravines, deep caves, soaring mountains and some truly amazing Greek mountain villages.
In the evening, there are 20 plus bars, tavernas and restaurants to choose from, although if you are looking for a big night out from your apartment in Stoupa, there is only one nightclub to choose from!
If you walk along the coastal path from a villa in Stoupa, you will soon come across the charming old town of Agios Nikolaos, which stands on a supposedly bottomless lake. The town has a huge amount to interest visitors, from the atmospheric little cafes which line the edge of the lake, to the numerous walking trails which surround the town.
The summer months see Stoupa accommodation come under high demand as temperatures soar to an average of 32˚C from June until September. Despite the common sight of snow on the peaks of the Taygetos Mountains, it is rare to experience temperatures of less than 10˚C during the winter months in a Stoupa apartment.
A Stoupa property is easily reached from the UK, being located just 25 minutes south east of Kalamata Airport (KLX) which receives charter flights throughout the long summer. Alternatively, there are a large number of ferries from the Greek mainland to the region, meaning you can fly to Athens (ATH) and take the slow, scenic route to accommodation in Stoupa.