Winter in Stoupa

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Winter in Stoupa

Post by Sue Y » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:50 pm

Hi We are thinking about travelling from the UK by car (with 3 dogs) and renting a house in the Stoupa area for the winter - probably Oct - April. Can anyone advise what the area is like during the winter please, ie Weather, are bars / cafes open etc. also is wifi readily available? Looking to rent a 2/3 bed house with wifi if poss, in the Stoupa area preferably within walking distance of a basic shop and bar. Any advice gratefully received!

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Re: Winter in Stoupa

Post by zorbas2 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:25 am

After October it gets quieter and quieter. Also the olive picking season starts slowly. But the quietest period is probably Jan to March. Weather can still be nice but there is also a good chance of storms and heavy rains. Worst month are generally February and March - cold and wet.
Some Restaurants and Bars are open in the area - so no worries about that. Wifi is available nearly everywhere, maybe even in the house you're going to rent. Make sure that the place you rent has proper heating possibilities and not only a chimney.
Consider also Agios Nikolaos for your stay!
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Re: Winter in Stoupa

Post by Stella » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:52 pm

It’s a working village so the supermarkets, chemist and bakery are all open. Buses run regularly if infrequently to Kalamata. This year there has been the least amount of choice for eating out as a few are refurbishing ready for the summer season. Heat in the house is not usually needed until end November but after that, particularly in the evenings, you do need warmth so heating of some sort is important as is adequate cooking facilities. Rather pleasant to make a nice meal and then sit by the fire and watch something on tv. Wild flowers have started to appear in the olive groves and along the verges and the winter is a good time for walking and appreciating the spectacular scenery. Some form of independent transport would be good so you can explore the surrounding villages. I hope you enjoy your stay in Stoupa!

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