Hello, I'd suggest Finikounda. We went last year and absolutely loved it.
We've also been to Stoupa and was a toss up whether to go back there or try Finikounda and I'm so glad we chose Finikounda and I did prefer it to Stoupa although there wasn't much in it to be honest. It's so laid back and relaxing. There's a good beach and just enough bars and tavernas to keep you going for 2 weeks!
We've been to over 20 different islands and many mainland places, all different, which is why we love Greece so much.
What specifically do you you like about both Parga and Stoupa? (Eg beachfront taverna's, surrounding area, type of beach, clientele, etc. It may help with people's recommendations.
Hi Alison G,
We'll be in Stoupa for our first visit next month and are very much looking forward to it. We too like the quieter resorts and have also stayed in Parga and Corfu's lovely Aghios Stefanos in the past but our favourite Islands are Samos: stayed in the Pavlis studios in the traditional village of Ormos (beautiful beach of Votsalakia nearby) and Thassos - had a 2week stay at the Blue bay hotel at Golden Beach: fantastic views of the bay and mountains from the balcony and only 10min walk down to the long sandy beach. (you are tucked away up a small track here so its quite private).
We would very happily return to both Islands but there are so many other places to discover first!
We had our honeymoon in parga, it was lovely but it was 19years ago. We also had a fantastic holiday in thassos at golden beach and always said we would return, we have wanted to visit stoupa for a very long time and will soon be realising that so will see how they compare. Basically Greece and the Greeks are lovely can't wait.
If you don't mind pebble beaches, Paxos is somewhere to consider for the future.
Beautiful sea, the capital Gaios (where we stayed) has a long seafront with tavernas and a small white pebble beach. If you crave sand, you can get the water taxi to Anti-Paxos, the beach is white sand and azure sea, one of best I've ever been to.
But, now we've found Stoupa, hard act to follow ;-)