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Sun, sea and sand

There are numerous beautiful beaches in the immediate area of Stoupa. Stoupa itself has 3 sandy beaches and you will find more sandy beaches in Agios Nikolaos. If you go towards Kardamyli you will find beaches with pebbles. Some beaches have a taverna, others are more isolated. The beaches in Stoupa are great with their golden sand, close by and easy to find.

Why not explore a little and find out what's your favorite? A change is always nice. And although Kalogria will get quite busy in July and August, all the other beaches remain relatively quiet.

So here's a list of all the beaches in the area. Whatever beach you go to: facing west they all have fantastic sunsets!

Sun, sea and sand

There are numerous beautiful beaches in the immediate area of Stoupa. Stoupa itself has 3 sandy beaches and you will find more sandy beaches in Agios Nikolaos. If you go towards Kardamyli you will find beaches with pebbles. Some beaches have a taverna, others are more isolated. The beaches in Stoupa are great with their golden sand, close by and easy to find.

Why not explore a little and find out what's your favorite? A change is always nice. And although Kalogria will get quite busy in July and August, all the other beaches remain relatively quiet.

So here's a list of all the beaches in the area. Whatever beach you go to: facing west they all have fantastic sunsets!

Kalogria

Stoupa

Closest to Villa To Kyma, Stoupa has two larger sandy beaches. Kalogria is north of Stoupa and then there's the beach along the boulevard. There is another small beach at the south side of the boulevard, where you turn into the street to Tis Marias Taverna.

Kalogria

Set in a beautiful bay, this is the busiest beach. Trees line the beach, sunbeds and umbrellas are for hire, there are a few tavernas and 2 lounge bars. The water level gets deeper very gradually making it safe for children to swim. The sand is great to build all sorts of sandcastles and sculptures. Kalogria has a lot of sweet water springs that surface in the sea. You will be able to feel the difference when you're swimming: at the left side of the bay the water is usually warmer than at the right. There is also some exploring to do. If you dig in one of the puddles on the tiny beaches to the left of Kalogria you will see fresh water flowing up from the ground! Kalogria is also nice for teenagers and young adults. Lots of young people visit it in summer and spend the afternoon playing beach tennis and beach volleyball. There is a Padi diving school and you can rent a pedalo and explore the caves.

The boulevard

There is a long stretch of beach along Stoupa's boulevard. Some of the taverna's let you use their beds, like To Steki. The boulevard is always lively with a quieter corner on the beach below Enigma. In summer the boulevard is closed for traffic at night and everyone comes out for an evening stroll. People go for a drink or a meal, look at the shops or watch a sports match. Children play outside and on the beach. It's all very relaxed.

Ta Delfinia

Just north of Stoupa is Ta Delfinia. Park at the top, walk down and at the end you will reach a foot path to a small public beach. There are small pebbles on the beach and the water has the most amazing shade of blue. In summer there is a taverna where you can get a drink and snacks.

Agios Nikolaos

Pantazi

Drive through the village towards Agios Dimitrios and Trachila. After crossing a small bridge you will see Pantazi to the right. Pantazi is split in two parts by some large rocks. The beach has sand and pebbles. Park here and you will reach the beach by passing the entrance of the restaurant. Sunbeds available.

Gnospi

Reaching Agios Nikolaos from the cycle path along the coast and just entering Agios Nikolaos, you will see a small painted sign to the right. Enter this stone footpath and after 15 meters go down the steps on your right. This will lead you to a local swim spot: Gnospi. It has a flat concrete surface, a lovely small church and some caves that are connected to the water. A great spot to cool off after your walk from Stoupa!

More beaches

Katafigi

On the road between Trachila and Agios Dimitrios are some rocks where people come for nude sunbathing.

Foneas

You wouldn't have guessed since Proastio is a mountain village, but Proastio has its own beach! It is called Foneas beach and is in a corner on the road from Stoupa to Kardamyli. Even though it lies under the main road you cannot hear the traffic at all. Foneas is a beach with large pebbles. No sunbeds or umbrellas there but giant rocks in the sea. They provide shade, you can jump off them, swim through a small cave and do snorkeling. It has a small snack bar, I don't think there are any toilets. There is a beautiful walk that starts at Foneas beach and takes you up the gorge to Proastio. Leave the gorge before you come to the large bridge, keep an eye out for piles of stones that mark the exit from the gorge. Have a drink at a kafenion and return back to Foneas on the stone footpath. Wear long trousers and bring shears as parts of the path can be overgrown. It will be well worth your effort!

Kalamitsi

The beach at Kalamitsi is very quiet. There is no catering. It is off the road from Stoupa to Kardamyli, a little before Kardamyli.

Ritsa

Drive into Kardamyli and immediately after the big church turn left into a small road. Follow the road down and you will see Ritsa beach. A long stretch of beach with pebbles and some volcanic sediments, good to do some exploring but wear shoes! There are a few great tavernas and sunbeds for hire.