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Holidays In Stoupa

Stoupa Holidays at a Glance

Situated on the west coast of the Mani peninsula surrounded by the beautiful Taygetos Mountains, Stoupa is a charming and peaceful village which comes to life in the summer. Although untouched by the tourist crowds, Stoupa manages to attract visitors from all over the world with its cosmopolitan feel.

Who Goes to Stoupa?

Best suited for families and those looking for a relaxing beach holiday away from the mass crowds.



Key Facts - Stoupa

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport45 km
  • Airport Transfer (Coach)75 mins
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)60 mins

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Olympia: The home of the first Olympic Games. There you can visit the archaeological museum and the museum of the Olympic Games.

The Caves of Diros: Diros cavern is a magical place. An underground river is responsible for crystal waters through the glistening textures of stalactites and stalagmites of all sizes and shapes.

13th Century Fortress: Located in the town of Methoni - The fortress is surrounded on three sides by the sea and the fourth by a moat. Inside the fortress is an entire medieval town and you can literally spend hours wandering around. The name Methoni comes from the stones that the small castle named the Bourtzi. At the end of the peninsula, the harbour is situated, and you can continue underwater to the uninhabited island of Sapientza.

Pylos Town: is one of the most attractive coastal villages in Greece. The town itself has a central square down by the waterfront and most life revolves around it. There are two castles; one on each side of the bay and nearby is the Mycenean Palace of Nestor, one of the best preserved of all Mycenean palaces.

Mountain Villages: There are an abundance of tranquil traditional little villages with locals going about their daily business without a care in the world. Get Together on the day after your arrival. The places available are limited.

Olympia: The home of the first Olympic Games. There you can visit the archaeological museum and the museum of the Olympic Games.

The Caves of Diros: Diros cavern is a magical place. An underground river is responsible for crystal waters through the glistening textures of stalactites and stalagmites of all sizes and shapes.

13th Century Fortress: Located in the town of Methoni - The fortress is surrounded on three sides by the sea and the fourth by a moat. Inside the fortress is an entire medieval town and you can literally spend hours wandering around. The name Methoni comes from the stones that the small castle named the Bourtzi. At the end of the peninsula, the harbour is situated, and you can continue underwater to the uninhabited island of Sapientza.

Pylos Town: is one of the most attractive coastal villages in Greece. The town itself has a central square down by the waterfront and most life revolves around it. There are two castles; one on each side of the bay and nearby is the Mycenean Palace of Nestor, one of the best preserved of all Mycenean palaces.

Mountain Villages: There are an abundance of tranquil traditional little villages with locals going about their daily business without a care in the world. Get Together on the day after your arrival. The places available are limited.

Popular activities during holidays in Stoupa include:-

  • Snorkeling.
  • watersports

Stoupa Holidays - Excursions

Ancient Ithomi: Visit the historical site of the old capital city of Messinia.

Athens and Corinth Canal: A super value for money, overnight stay in Athens combined with a cruise on the breathtaking Corinth Canal. Sample the highlights of the city - the world famous Parthenon and the changing of the guard at Syndagma.

Diros Caves: Visit these stunning caves, the 3rd largest of their kind in the world, either by boat or by coach.

Mystras: Travel through the valleys and breathtaking scenery of the Langada to magical Mystras, the Byzantine capital of Greece. Walk at leisure through the captivating ruins of a once awesome town crowned by an imposing fortress.

Monemvasia: A fortified town built on two levels set impregnably on a great island-like eruption, rearing some 350 metres above sea level. Monemvasia is Greece's answer to the rock of Gibraltar.

Lazy Day Cruise: Enjoy a cooling cruise up and down the beautiful Mani coastline where you will have the chance to enjoy a swim from the boat and enjoy a lunch included in the price.

Make your Stoupa holidays extra special by booking some of our great excursions, places are limited so reserve your place at your Welcome Meeting or contact your holiday representative to avoid disappointment.

Eating/Drinking During Stoupa Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Stoupa Holidays

Boat and Bus: If you are in Olympia or Pyrgos: There are regular coach connections to Patras (Coach terminal). From there, you can take ferries to a few resorts in Italy, stopping at either Corfu or Igoumenitsa on the way. Patras lies 115 kms south west from Olympia, and 250 kms from Stoupa.

Bus or Train: You can reach patras and Pyrgos by train from Ancient Olympia with a regular train service. There will also be a regular shuttle train service to Pyrgos from Ancient Olympia, and a bus connection from Stoupa to Patras.

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Stoupa holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Stoupa Holidays Shopping

Bargain purchases for those taking holidays in Stoupa include:

  • Locally grown black olives
  • Olive oil
  • Olive oil soap
  • Honey
  • Pottery
  • Jewellery.

There is a monastery in Kalamata where the nuns produce silk, and you can buy silk scarves made in the city of Kalamata.

Holidays in Stoupa - Beaches

Kalogria: Golden sandy beach with chilled our beach bars playing everything from classical to soul.

Stoupa: with crystal clear waters and golden sand offer an excellent choice for swimming and sunbathing, snorkeling, boating and fishing.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp CAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Peloponnese19242831312823
London13162022211913
Sunshine HoursAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Peloponnese8911121297
London5676653

Stoupa Holidays - 5 Day Forecast

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