Stoupa is a seaside village of Messinian Mani, 45 km southeast of Kalamata.
Stoupa has great historical significance for the Peloponnese. On the east side of the village stands the castle, the citadel of the old town of Lefktron where the temple of the goddess Athena was built according to Pausanias.
At the time of the Franks, the castle was rebuilt and renamed Beaufort.
In later years, Stoupa inspired Nikos Kazantzakis and Alexis Zorbas, where the first was inspired and wrote the play “Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas”.
The village is characterized by its clear waters. It has two beaches. One is the homonymous beach of the village, the Stoupa beach, while the second is the famous Kalogria beach. In whichever you decide to go, you can be equipped with a mask to explore the beauty of the seabed.
Perhaps the most developed tourist village of its area as well as Messinia.