Stoupa that is also called fairy of Messinian Bay for the exceptional beauty of the natural landscape, is a newly constructed settlement that was evolved rapidly into a famous tourist resort. The original name was Potamos, but it was renamed Stoupa by the rags (“stoupia”) that locals put in the sea to get soften and process them easily.
Stoupa has become globally famous for its two beautiful beaches, theright in front of the village and the . The two picturesque, shallow, sandy and organized beaches with clear waters attract visitors from all parts of the world.
You can find any tourist service in Stoupa. There are stylish and comfortable apartments and hotels, good food, cafes and bars for nghtlife and most importantly of all, people willing to serve whatever you may need. Apart from the beautiful beaches you should enjoy the breathtaking sunset on any side of the village.
The first families came from the nearby village Lefktro and built slowly Stoupa. Ancient Lefktra was between Lefktro and Stoupa. It was destroyed several times and the ancient acropolis was conquered by the Franks and Venetians. Pausanias also mentions the castle of Lefktro in his descriptions.