Beaches in Stoupa

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Stoupa is a picturesque fishing village on the southern coast of Greece and a perfect hidden getaway for families or couples seeking some rest or relaxation. It is a historic municipality of the Mani Peninsula and the famous Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis holds a special place in the hearts of its residents, as they've dedicated a sculptured bust to him that overlooks one of their beautiful beachfronts. There are several Stoupa Beaches in the area, all still in pristine condition being that they are untouched by developers plus there are plenty of activities to experience at each of them.

Stoupa Beach

The main beach of the area is called Stoupa Beach and it's both the locals and tourists favorite. It is most popular due to the snorkeling site toward the end of the beach which is a great activity for both beginners and advanced snorkelers. This particular beach extends around a huge bay and you'll find many people like to go swimming here when the waters are at their warmest, from March to November. Also hidden in the far corner of this beach, you'll find some exhilarating coves containing shallow, warm waters. These are ideal for anyone who wants a little peace and quiet time with their family or loved one. Bask in the sun here, and take in the breathtaking views of the bay, the village itself, or the surrounding mountains that make it seem as though you are looking at a scenic painting come to life.

Kalogria Beach

Just over the hill from Stoupa Beach, is another favorite spot called Kalogria Beach. It too has a wonderful scenic backdrop with its clear turquoise waters and abundance of marine life. Kalogria has fine white sands and can get quite busy too. It offers a nice little supermarket, as well as taverns and bars all along its shore. The sea here is cooled somewhat by the flow of mountain natural spring waters, but it’s still more than warm enough to swim, snorkel or any other number of water activities. On this beach you'll find various other activities in progress as well like volleyball, backgammon, dancing or simply tanning. If you're not one to bask in the sun for the entire day, rent a bed and umbrella and enjoy some shade by one of the many tamarisk trees that line the beach. Or you could rent a kayak or paddle boat and go exploring along the shoreline. Whatever you decide, it is certain you'll enjoy this coastal gem of a village and all of its Greek culture.

April 19, 2010 new by suegabel

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