Is Stoupa just a holiday destination for the Brits (and other Europeans), or are there many expats who live in Stoupa (or surrounds) all year round?
Yes, Scooser there are quite a few.
Hi . Does anyone have any experience of taking a small travel guitar as hand luggage when flying to Greece? I have taken a ukulele without any problems. Have often seen people with full size guitars at the airport, in departure lounge so presumably, they are taken aboard. Travelling to Stoupa next month .Would appreciate any advice.
My guitar travels as hold luggage in a hard case , to take it as cabin you'd have to get a seat ticket for it these days the exception is you are allowed to on American airliners which have bigger overhead lockers.
Full sized guitar that is , my mandolin travels as hand luggage.Edited: 18 May 2018, 00:50
I suppose most are retired? Finding work there can't be easy.
Or people who can work from anywhere or have a private income.
This seems to be the case, securing employment is difficult for Greek locals never mind elderly immigrants!!!
Thanks for that . Just realised I posted this on someone else's posting. Sorry!. I was going to take a chance of the airline letting me take my guitar as my hand luggage as it is a travel size but still bigger than a mandolin. Will think about it going in the hold now. Thanks again
Actually the answer to the original question is probably Yes, Stoupa is really a holiday destination as most of the ExPats do not tend to live in Stoupa. As already stated there are many nationalities and varying types from those who live there on a more permanent basis, those with holiday homes and in recent years more taking up longer term rental accommodation.
Yes Stoupa is often frequented by the ExPats for the beaches, drink or meal during the season but a large number tend to use Agios Nikolaos as it is all year a working and thriving village even during the winter months. Out of season Stoupa is relatively quiet with fewer places open in comparison to Agios Nikolaos.