Stoupa is a village on the coast of southern Peloponnese in Greece. It is part of the municipality of Lefktro, in the prefecture of Messinia.Population 625 (in the year 2001). Nikos Kazatzakis wrote "Zorba the Greek" while he lived here. There is a great statue of him on the cliff overlooking Kalogria beach, near a taverna. Here is a web cam of downtown Stoupa and details. Once a sleepy little town, in the past few years more and more tourists have discovered Stoupa. There are some 20 restaurants strung out along the beach, a few small hotels, and many rental houses. Besides Greek tourists, who come mostly in August, Brits and Germans are the most frequent visitors. Few Americans have found their way to Stoupa, seeming to favor the islands. Stoupa is in a fascinating area called Mani, the only part of Greece never conquered by invaders. The Maniots built tower houses, some of which have been restored, and holed up in them carrying out local feuds.
Beach in Stoupa, a village on the coast of southern Peloponnese in Greece.
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