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The Area

Golden sand beaches and clear seas

Stoupa is a village on the coast of the southern Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. It is part of the municipal unit of West Mani, in Messenia and the historic region of Mani Peninsula.

A fantastic hideaway from which to explore the rugged charms of the Mani. Stoupa is tucked away on the west coast of the Mani peninsula. Golden sand beaches, clear seas and tiny harbour are all here in typical Greek village charm. Village life is slow paced and very relaxing!

There are day trips to Olympia, Mystras or nearby Diros Caves, but holidays to Stoupa really are about relaxing in a delightful village setting. Stoupa, offers the chance for somebody to combine mountain and sea. Setting off from here, you can tour in the magnificent Taygetos enjoying nature's tranquillity (in the Vasiliki Forest), meet the imperious towers of Mani, the picturesque churches, the small spectacular villages along the unique Kalderimia as well as the Viros and Ridomos gorges. Furthermore, as far as those who adore the sea are concerned, there is a variety of sports (swimming, diving, and sea skiing).


Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Messenia
Municipality: West Mani


There are approximately four buses a day which call through Stoupa, running from Kalamata to the southern tip of the peninsula. The bus stops by the bakery, on the main road at the top of Stoupa and takes around ten minutes to reach Agios Nikolaos.

Visitors can book coach trips to the ancient ruins of Olympia and the Corinth Canal. Another possibility is car rental, which allows travellers to take in the sights of places such as Nafplio, Mycenae, Epidavros, and Monemvasia on the Peloponnese.