Some of the world’s finest beaches, spectacular mountain scenery and fascinating towns and marinas are found in Corsica. These are just some of the reasons why the sun-kissed ‘Isle of Beauty’, as Corsica is known, is such a popular destination.
Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean to the south-east of France, with a coast surrounded by beaches and a spectacular mountain interiors. Given its relatively small size the island combines an extraordinary amount of highlights. Apart from the coast and beaches for which the island is best known (there are 1,000 kilometres of coastline and more than 200 beaches) there are ancient hill villages and bustling port towns, and some of the most stunning coastal and mountain scenery to be found in Europe.
Corsica has very good weather for most of the year with spring and autumn being especially lovely times to visit.
You will also find numerous historic monuments, some dating from prehistoric times with numerous megalithic sites, there are also more monuments from the ancient Greek and Roman periods, and many fortified towers and citadels built when the Genoese controlled the island. And for Napoleon Bonaparte fans, he was born on the island of Corsica.