Getting Around in StoupaEdit This
Most of the Stoupa transportation facilities are road-based. There are little options in terms of railway or water-based options. This doesn’t mean that traveling in and around Stoupa is difficult. The road networking is excellent here, and it is easy to find buses to all the nearby towns. Further, the roads lead to nearly every tourist destination within Stoupa, including those that are at the foothills of the distant mountains. However, visitors who want to explore the smaller villages that are along the outer boundaries of Stoupa need to travel some distance on foot also.
In terms of overall connectivity, Stoupa has a dependable bus-service to all popular destinations, including Mystra and Kardimili. These are public bus services and run according to a schedule. Those who are confused about the bus routes can easily seek information from the schedules displayed at the main Supermarket of Stoupa, near the main road. Similarly, visitors can use the public buses for commuting to Kalamata. The bus connectivity to slightly-distant towns like Itilo and Aeropoli has been improved in the last few years.
Visiting Monemvasia can be a bit tricky. Firstly, the bus has limited accessibility due to the elevated and curved nature of the roads here. Thus, the bus-ride has to be combined with some walking and an overnight stay. The most commonly-found bus is the Thalassa service that is found among most of the coastal, Greek villages. The bus-service to Kalamata is perhaps the most accessible and is recommended from a touring perspective. This bus-service runs past the central part of Stoupa, along with stopping at Itilo. This is an ideal way to explore the nearby towns in a single trip.