Stoupa is a resort that appeals to people looking for a quiet and low key holiday. The resort is very popular among young families and mature couples. Teenagers and people looking for a busy nightlife will not be so attracted to Stoupa. The transfer time for this resort is around 1 and a half hours meaning you have plenty of time to look around at the surrounding scenery of the Peloponnese region. As well as this, you have plenty of time to gain an understanding of the location of the resort and the location of your accommodation within the resort. You have a choice of three beaches in Stoupa, all covered in sand that leads down to the waters edge. You will find a number of sunbeds and parasols to enjoy as well as some water sports available. The accommodation in Stoupa mainly consists of self-catering studios and apartments and a number of hotels, mainly offering a bed and breakfast board basis.
Stoupa only has a few water sports on offer in the form of hiring pedalloes, going for a swim or taking a banana boat ride. There are however a number of excursions that you can go on such as many organised trips from tour operators to other islands or other resorts on the island of Greece. Kalamata is a popular place to visit for shoppers as it has a number of shops to enjoy, from clothing, to souvenirs, to crafts. The ancient site of Olympia is a must see for a clear and interesting insight into the history and culture that Greece holds. You can see the original Olympic flame still burning at the site as well as a number of ancient ruins. There are also a number of old houses and cobbled streets for you to explore.
Stoupa has around 20 restaurants for you to choose from, most offering traditional and local Greek cuisine. You will find some international cuisine such as British or Italian in the forms of a number of pizzas and pastas. The restaurants are all affordable and many people choose to enjoy the local wine with dinner. A number of the restaurants are located along the waterfront, where you will also find a number of small bars offering music and drinks until the last customer walks out the door. There is a small selection of shops in the resort, mostly located near the waterfront offering clothing and souvenirs. You will also find a few supermarkets which are beneficial, especially if you are on a self-catering board basis. There is no public transport service in the village itself, however there are bus stops just outside the village heading to Aghios Nikolaos and Kardimili.
Stoupa enjoys a Mediterranean climate of very long and hot summers. July and August are the hottest months in the resort with an average temperature of 25°C although this commonly rises to highs of well over 30°C. May is the official start to the summer with temperatures at 21°C which quickly rises to 25°C by June. There is normally no rainfall over July and August and the evenings remain hot at highs of 22°C. July and August see 12 hours of sunshine a day which drops to around 5 hours a day in the winter. Spring and Autumn are pleasant times to come if you are not keen on very hot weather, with temperatures mostly ranging between 16-20°C. Winters tend to be mild in Stoupa with temperatures staying at around 10°C. Between October and May you can expect to see some rainfall but not to the extent that we are used to. December if the wettest month in Stoupa however it still tends to remain fairly warm.