Stoupa is a village on the coast of the southern Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. It is part of the municipality of Lefktro, in the prefecture of Messinia and the historic region of Mani Peninsula.
This live webcam comes form the beach at Stoupa:
Once a sleepy little town, in the past few years more and more tourists have discovered Stoupa. There are around 20 restaurants lining the main road behind the beach, a few small hotels, and many rental houses. Besides Greek tourists, who come mostly in August, Britons and Germans are the most frequent visitors. There are a few Dutch holidaysmakers, but because there is only one flight into Kalamata, the local airport, once a week from Holland, their numbers are limited.
Stoupa is located in an area of Greece called Mani. Just down the road (approximately 4 km) from Stoupa is the village of Agios Nikolaos (also known as Selinitsa), a working fishing village which also has a number of restaurants and guest houses but which currently attracts fewer tourists than Stoupa. Above Agios Nikolaos is the lovely small village called Riglia. Other places in the Mani region include Itilo (32 km), Limeni (36 km) and Aeropoli (40 km).
There are many beaches and coves around the area including Stoupa Beach, which is the most popular and has a good beginners snorkeling site at the end of the beach. Over the hill is Kalogria Beach, with its turquoise waters and rich marine life, as well as plenty of facilities such as volleyball, and a handful of bars.