Stoupa is a picturesque village, located 45km. southern of Kalamata city with two amazing beaches. It is a land of extremely beautiful nature as it combines mountain and sea, the bright green olive trees and the remarkable wild nature of Mani.
From historic elements we know the course of the place from ancient times until today. Eastern from the village the castle is raising the castle, acropolis of the old city of Lefktro. According to Pafsanias there was the temple of Athena with her statue. During the period of Frankish domination (1204-1259) the castle reconstructed and named Bofor.
At the beach of Kalogria of Stoupa Alexis Zorbas meet Nikos Kazantzakis and they start the work of the mines of Pastrovas with the local workers. Nikos Kazantzakis here inspired and wrote the “Vios & Politia of Alexis Zorbas”.