5 reasons to visit Corsica this summer

FEATURED Updated on Mar 30, 2023 by Alastair McClymont

Blog > 5 reasons to visit Corsica this summer

Our Corsica holidays are ready and waiting to be snapped up. Here are our top 5 reasons for spending your holiday in Corsica.

Summer holidays to Corsica are an exciting prospect, and with temperatures easily climbing to the high twenties, you can rest assured that you'll get your much-needed dose of vitamin D. Also known as the Island of Beauty, Corsica is still very much a hidden gem for summer holidays, and when you add in the fact you can explore all corners of the island with us, it's never been easier to find your personal slice of paradise. 

We're aware that holidaymakers are met with so many options when it comes to summer holidays, so we're here to showcase exactly why we feel you should choose Corsica as your destination for your holiday.


5 reasons to visit Corsica


The beaches

If it is a beach holiday you're after, you'll find no better short-haul destination in which to appease your need for the sun, sand and sea than Corsica. The island is home to an incredible 1,000km of gorgeous coastline, dotted with close to 200 beaches, many of which are considered amongst the finest beaches in Europe.

Take a look at some of our best accommodation near the beach.

Santa Giulia 

San Ciprianu



The coastline and mountain scenery

The beauty of Corsica's coastline and surrounding mountains is undeniable, making for some stunning vistas to soak up during a holiday on the island. We're always expanding our Walking Holidays programme, why not consider experiencing Corsica's incredible landscapes in all their glory by embarking on one of our rewarding itineraries on two feet?

Find out more about our Walking Holidays now.

Porto coastline


The stunning climate

The island enjoys superb summer temperatures and has one of the highest sunshine records in the whole of France. During the height of the summer, you can expect average highs of 28°C, and even as late as October there will be warm days to enjoy. Outside of the summer, cooler temperatures in the mountainous interior make for some superb outdoor adventure opportunities.

Find out more about Corsica's climate here.


The beautiful seaside town settings

Including the likes of Calvi, St Florent, Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, Corsica is home to a number of beautiful seaside towns which are tailormade for a sunshine holiday in the Mediterranean. Offering instant access to some superb beaches, plenty of historical and cultural interest, various wonderful eateries and convenient locations for exploring other rewarding areas of the island, these seaside towns will make for perfect bases during a holiday to Corsica.

Porto Vecchio


The cultural heritage

For a day or two away from the beach, exploring Corsica's unique and fascinating culture and history is a highly rewarding experience during a holiday on the island. From attending a traditional festival or exploring an old citadel, to taking to the authentic villages of la Balagne and discovering the history of Napoleon (who was born on the island); there's plenty of history and culture to encounter in Corsica.

Find out more about the culture of Corsica.

Polyphoniques Festival, Calvi

The Citadel of Calvi

The authentic hilltop village of Pigna

Are you tempted by a holiday to Corsica? Check out some of our fantastic Special Offers and make some great savings on your Corsican escape.

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