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.
There are around 20 restaurants lining the road along the beach, a few small hotels, and rental houses and houses for sale to reasonable prices.
Besides Greek tourists, who come mostly in August, Brits, Germans, Norwegians and people from Netherlands are the most frequent visitors. Aegean Airways has recently begun limited flights from Athens to Kalamata, which may increase the number of visitors.
Stoupa is located in an area of Greece called Outer Mani. Approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Stoupa is the village of Agios Nikolaos (also known by its slavic name 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 Itylo (32 kilometres / 20 miles), Limeni (36 kilometres / 22 miles) and Areopoli (40 kilometres / 25 miles). Below Areopoli are the caves of Pirgos Dirou.
There are many beaches and coves around the area including Stoupa Beach, which is the most popular and has a good beginner’s 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.