Kalogria beach, the main beach, Halikoura, Delfini & Foneas
A deep beach of superb pale golden sand, backed by tamarisk trees, it can get very busy at weekends in summer with lots of volleyball and bat/ball enthusiasts. There are three tavernas and two bars down on the beach. Parking can be a bit hectic at weekends in the height of summer.
The main beach in Stoupa is a gently sweeping, sandy bay. Though it can get busy in peak season, it isn’t usually hard to find a place to enjoy peace and quiet. It varies from year to year how many of the shops fronting the beach road offer sunbeds. Just like the sea at Kalogria, mountain springs bubble up in a few places, giving the swimmer a refreshing shock. Many of the shops along the beach road now have wi-fi which can provide internet access onto the beach itself. Pedalos and canoes are rentable.
Halikoura is a narrow strip of sandy beach to the south of the main beach. There are 4 tavernas in this part of Stoupa.
Delfini beach is located just before you get to Stoupa, coming from Kardamyli. Look out for the sign for the campsite “Delfini” and park in the large parking area above the beach. It is a 15 minute walk from Stoupa. Getting down to Delfini requires a short walk. There is now a cantina selling fast food and drinks. The beach offers little natural shade.
Phoneas beach is set between Stoupa and Kardamyli, but is nearer the former. Coming from Kardamyli, the beach is hard to miss as it is set beneath the road on a very tight bend- the unmistakable large rock, protruding from the sea is clearly visible. The cliffs at the far end of the small cove provide morning shade and there is usually a ‘cantina’ open, serving drinks and snacks.
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