in the Isle of Beauty
Corsica is also named by French people "île de beauté" (the island of beauty) has an area of 8722 km2 of which more than 1,000 km of coastline (shared between gulfs, sandy and rocky beaches).
The west coast is the most indented because it is the most exposed to prevailing winds.
Many deep bays are present on this coast, with spectacular colorful landscapes and beautiful coves that offer at yachts an impressive selection of moorings.
The eastern shore is more linear: there are the long and stretch coastal of eastern plain, not unattractive with its beautiful beaches, especially in the south.
Corsica has preserved its exceptional natural spaces through an international marine park and nature reserves of Scandola at North West and Bonifacio in the southernmost in particular.
Cultural heritage has been preserved and each stop in a port or anchorage is also the opportunity to visit a picturesque village and historic monuments.
This is one of the largest island in the western Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia.
It is located 90 km from the Italian port of Piombino and 170 km northwest of Nice.
Sardinia is only 12 miles south of the island.
The climate of the island is the Mediterranean climate; Summer temperatures range from 25 to 30 degree Celsius
The winds that blow over in Corsica are libecciu, the sirocco and the north wind.
Corsica and its major attractions
- Scandola Reserve and the Creeks of Piana
- Bonifacio perched on cliffs and in front Lavezzi Islands
- The Similan Islands – one of the top ten diving sites in the world
- Ajaccio, a city steeped in history, to visit
- Calvi and Ile Rousse, Corsica two pearls
- Cap Corse, still wild and fascinating