Closely-built coastal villages and camping sites stand amidst a mix of scenic white sand beaches, dense forests, glacial lakes, and a renowned chain of craggy mountains stretching across two-thirds of the island. In this jagged and photogenic terrain, you will find Europe’s most arduous long-distance hiking trail, the GR20, anadventure that can take you to the highest peak in the area, Monte Cinto.
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Ports and Destinations to Explore on Your Yacht Charter in Corsica
Situated north of Sardinia and southeast of the French mainland, the island of Corsica has been a region of France since 1768 but remains distinctly Italian at heart. Dive deeper into the Corsican culture, art, cuisine, heritage, wildlife, and landscape, one port at a time.
This beautiful cruise port boasts a harbor so picture-perfect, local artists compete for an ideal spot to paint its beauty.
The name Ajaccio originated from the Roman Adjacium, a place of rest. Indeed, Ajaccio is a relaxing place that’s easily enjoyed on foot, with majestic oceans and mountain views to be seen while strolling along. Unique fashion stores, charming patisseries, and tasty restaurants line the streets lovingly and proudly named after Ajaccio’s favorite son, Napoleon Bonaparte (he was born here in 1769).
Ajaccio is home to the MuseeFesch, an art museum regarded as the second most important French museum, next to the world-famous Louvre. Located in the town’s shopping district, the Rue du Cardinal Fesch, a place that features prestigious European paintings in the styles of Italian Primitive, Roman Baroque, and Neapolitan Baroque. Other historic destinations worth visiting are the Imperial Chapel and the Ruccellu Church.
From Ajaccio, winding mountain roads will lead you to the Gulf of Sagone, blessed with gorgeous coves and sandy beaches. Sagone dates back to the megalithic period. Overhanging the gulf and marina, you can find the ancient, Greek-Orthodox village of Cargèse. Witness an architecture rich in history that is displayed in the preserved Latin churches and castles, and the ruins of the first Greek city, Paomia.
Golfe de Porto: Girolata
Visit one of the wonders of the Island of Beauty, the Scandola Nature Reserve, in Golfe de Porto. A noteworthy paradise, the park showcases lush Mediterranean flora and a variety of Corsican fauna, including gulls, cormorants, and sea eagles. Also, on its southernmost tip, thirty kilometers north of Golfe de Porto, lies the emblematic coastal village of Girolata, which is featured in many of Corsica’s tourist guide books. Relax, smell the fragrant scent of the Eucalyptus trees, and see a serene turquoise bay with a view of an old Genovese fortress looming overhead.
Located on the northwest coast of Corsica, the town of Calvi is renowned for its crescent-shaped bay and gorgeous beaches. It proudly houses the pink, baroque Church of Sainte-Marie-Majeure and a medieval citadel at the historic Baroque St. Jean Baptiste Cathedral. Along the marina seafront, the promenade in the Quai Landry has great restaurants, cafes, and bars all around.
Hiking, dining, swimming, shopping and visiting museums and ancient forts are all excellent things to do in Corsica. Have a taste of the local cuisine, where roasted wild boar, sanglie, and broccio are favorites. You can also shop for the strongly flavoredMaquis honey before heading back to your yacht.
Choose the perfect boat for your Corsica yacht charter and experience the best of both worlds – land, and sea.