Temperature: Enjoy average summer temperatures 25°C, and plenty of sun
Best time to visit: Book Stoupa holidays for early summer if you like warm sunshine without the humidity.
The Peloponnese region of Greece enjoys a sunny Mediterranean climate, with long, dry summers and mild winters. Temperatures here hover in the mid-20s (°C) around May and June, and peak at 30°C in July and August.
Beach lovers: Picturesque Stoupa Beach promises silky-soft sand, clear waters and inviting seafront tavernas. And you can try your hand at snorkelling, too. What more could you possibly want from a laid-back beach holiday?
Couples: Breath-taking natural beauty and an easy-going atmosphere make this place a glorious retreat for couples. You’ll love watching the sunset over the horizon from the comfort of a waterfront restaurant.
Adventurers: If you love to get out and about in nature, lace up your walking boots and explore the region’s rich landscape. You’ll be surrounded by the spectacular Taygetos Mountains, with the fascinating Diros Caves nearby.
More about Stoupa
Language: Greek, with English spoken in most of the resorts, hotels and restaurants.
Currency: Euro (€).
Local time: Stoupa is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Kalamata International Airport. It takes 1.5 hours to transfer to Stoupa.
Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Stoupa is 4 hours.
Tourist information: Find out more about over at www.visitgreece.gr/en/destinations/peloponnese.
Visa / health: For visa and health recommendations and advice, check out www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece before Stoupa holidays 2017.
By bus: An affordable and efficient way to get around the Peloponnese. Services tend to be cheap and run regularly from Stoupa to nearby resorts and towns like Kalamata.
By taxi: They’re readily available in the area and can be an affordable option for airport transfers or sightseeing. Check the fare with the driver before you set off.
By hire car: It’s the best way to explore Stoupa and beyond at your own pace. The roads in the Peloponnese region are generally in good condition and straightforward to navigate.
Independence Day: It’s celebrated annually in Greece on March 25th, with festivities and events taking place across the country. The nearby city of Kalamata (a 45-minute drive) is a brilliant place to experience Independence Day, with days and days of colourful parades, great music and spectacular firework displays.
Kalamata International Dance Festival: Also in Kalamata, this festival had taken place every year for 20 years. In July, the city plays host to exciting events in venues across the city, featuring established and up-and-coming dancers and choreographers from all over the country.