Most popular Villas in Corsica
Highlights in Corsica
- Great hiking routes
- Monumental wealth
- Beautiful beaches
- Delicious food
- Incredible natural sites
Most popular amenities for Villas in Corsica
Villas in Corsica
Many tourists who decide to book a villa in Corsica, whether for a weekend getaway or for a long holiday, usually choose the areas of Porto Vecchio, Bonifacio and Calvi. The first two to the south of the island and the third to the northwest. The north is less touristy, but more authentic and with a great variety of landscapes, imposing mountains, paradisiacal beaches and picturesque villages. Find your ideal villa and start planning your visit.Spacious villas with swimming pool
The coastline of the island of Corsica is lined with several villas ideal for families and groups. To surprise your partner with a romantic getaway, Corsica is also an ideal destination for lovers. Enjoy stunning morning views, have your breakfast on the terrace while gazing at the sea and enjoy a lovely afternoon by the pool or having a laid-back day in the garden. Spacious interiors, special details and large common areas to share a special time while creating new memories.
Travellers and activities
Corsica is a paradise for nature and outdoor lovers as its landscape offers different hiking trails at different heights. All levels are welcome but every person needs to be aware of his own physical conditions. The adventurous ones can go for the 135-mile Grande Randonnée 20 long-distance hiking trail, crossing the mountains from Conca to Calanzana. The "Tra Mare e Monti" route follows the coast from east to west. The "Parc Naturel régional de Corse" is also a popular hiking route.Corsica for beach lovers
With about 600 miles of sandy shores, Corsica boasts small coves, lovely bays and beautiful beaches. The list is endless. In the south of the island, go to the beaches Porto-Vecchio or the ones in Port-Pollo in the southwest. Balagne in the north is home to nice beaches as well as the beaches of St Florent and the north east of the island. You can enjoy pebbly and sandy beaches accessible by boat or on foot and enjoy a variety of water sports including wakeboarding, flysurfing or kitesurfing. Explore the coastal walks and discover the natural wonders hidden in every cove, beach and bay.
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Top 7 travel tips in Corsica
The Scandola peninsula has been a nature reserve since 1957 with UNESCO World Natural Heritage hexagonal rock formations made of magma. The reserve has two different sectors, the peninsula of Scandola and the Elpa Nera inlet. Explore the area and discover the Tuara cove and other islets, grottos, sandy beaches and red cliffs.2. Take a picture of the incredible Corsican calanques
The Calanques de Piana is an incredible natural site listed as a World Heritage Site located on the western side of the island, halfway between Ajaccio and Calvi. These impressive, steep, orange granite formations can be seen from both the mainland and from the sea. If you want to admire them from the sea, you just have to take the boat from Porto.3. Take a dip in the gorges of the Spelunca
Inland from Porto, you can go to the greatest highlights of the island - the Gorges of Spelunca. The river, running through boulders and natural pools, is the ideal spot to cool off. The area is ideal for hiking and taking a dip in the refreshing waters. Cross the Pont du Zagliawasi, a beautiful stone arched bridge that was built to withstand the occasional water torrents. Here is a perfect spot to have a picnic.4. Visit the picturesque villages of Ota and Evisa
If you are staying in Porto for the holidays, take some time to explore the beautiful villages of Evisa and Ota, in the Gorges of Spelunca area. Evisa is surrounded by forested hills and it is a very charming village to visit. There is a popular 3-hour walk along an old mule trail to Ota, that forms part of the Mare e Monti trail.The pleasant hike will take you to Ota, crossing the gorges, Genoese bridges and lush green vegetation with lots of panels informing about the local flora and fauna. Enjoy the views of the sun-blessed village of Ota, nestled between terraces with olive trees.5. Savour the Corsican flavours
Corsican cuisine perfectly combines Mediterranean influences with the essence of the mountains. A traditional meal comprises 3 courses and a few glasses of local wine that will indulge your palate. The earthy cooking style combined with fresh produce, excellent meat and delicious cheese will be an explosion of flavours in your mouth with every bite you take. Raise your taste buds with a wild boar casserole, Corsican lamb, oysters, crayfish, charcuterie (cured meats). After a nice meal, put the icing on the cake with a sweet treat! Indulge in chestnut flour doughnuts (beignets), the Fiadone cheesecake or the Corsican chestnut tart.Shake up your senses!6. Discover its history through its monuments
Corsica is not just a natural paradise with spectacular beaches and cliffs, but a wealthy monumental paradise that awaits the traveller with a rich natural heritage bequeathed by all the cultures that have inhabited the island over the centuries. The prehistoric ruins, the Greek walls, the pre-Roman necropolis, its Romanesque churches, its majestic mansions and its Genoese towers are just some of them. Come and explore them all!7. Ajaccio, the capital
A visit to the capital of the island is a must! Ajaccio is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Here you can find the second largest port of the islan, as the largest one is in Bastia. The Old Town is home to several monuments with lots of history behind. Visit the Imperial Chapel or the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption cathedral. Enjoy a pleasant day discovering about the culture of this beautiful city.