Wild and mountainous land with the scents of Mediterranean , the Corsica is a real paradise for nature lovers , hiking and aquatic activities . This small island , nicknamed ″ Island beauty ″ For the splendor of its landscapes, is also full of historical places as well as countless picturesque villages which have kept their authenticity.
Corsica has an exceptional natural heritage . The route of GR 20 , great hiking trail who crosses the island from north to south , offers sublime views of the mountains. You can admire the Bavella needles , spectacular cliffs which amount to over 1800 meters above sea level , and discover many glacial lakes surrounded by steep rocks .
Another exceptional place, Scandola nature reserve , listed natural gem a UNESCO World Heritage Site , offers breathtaking views with its islets, caves and jagged red rocks of volcanic origin that emerge from the deep blue of the sea.
Marine protected area, it is rich in great biodiversity with many endemic species. Also remarkable, the creeks of Piana can be visited on foot, by boat or by car along a magnificent road bordered by abrupt rocks with strange shapes, sculpted by time .
The many villages that dot the island bear witness to its rich past as Calvi , medieval city and its citadel, Porto, with its Genoese tower, Propriano, a small marina surrounded by turquoise waters, Bonifacio, perched on impressive cliffs, or Porto-Vecchio, with its lively port and its white sandy beaches . In the heart of the mountains, among the fragrant hills, Corte is a little gem with its perched citadel .
The capital, Ajaccio , can be visited for its cathedral , nestled in the heart of the old Town , but also for Napoleon’s birthplace . Marina, Bastia, in the north of the island, has the charm of southern towns. Other beauties are still to be discovered on this splendid island.