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Are you looking for an apartment in Corsica? You're in the right place! You will find apartments and houses for rent in Corsica from all the best rental sites. Compare offers and choose the perfect rental for your holiday in Corsica. This French island is a wild beauty, with landscapes that are sure to take your breath away. Compare and book Corsica holiday rentals now and save with Hundredrooms! Corsica is a fantastic island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of France and Italy, along the likes of Sardinia, Menorca and Majorca and it is waiting for you with its dream beaches, smaller islets and historic cities. The best way to freely explore the island are rental houses and Corsica villas with pools. To find the perfect budget apartment for you, all you need to do is enter the number of people and dates of your trip. We will show you all offers for holiday lettings in Corsica, on one page. Filter the different solutions according to your needs: holiday homes by the sea in Corsica, with WIFI, with parking and many other services. View accommodation on the map, to decide whether to stay on the south side of the island or on the north coast of Corsica. In a few seconds you can book your holiday in Corsica. Are you ready? This Mediterranean island is waiting for you. To find Corsica accommodation, in the meantime, Hundredrooms will take care of it!
Best places to stay in Corsica
Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sardinia, Sicily and Cyprus. And like the other islands of the Mediterranean. Its beaches, villages and its mountainous landscapes of the hinterland means that this island is just waiting to be discovered, and is perfect for an on the road holiday in search of the most hidden corners. Given its extension, every time you plan a holiday in Corsica the dilemma is always the same: where should you stay in Corsica? What are the best areas to look for a holiday apartment? Here are some tips.
- North Corsica: Holiday homes in the north of Corsica are among the most popular among visitors. The northern part of the island is wild and less touristy, ideal for those interested in discovering all the varieties of the island territory, where the mountains plunge to the sea. Among places not to be missed are the area of La Balagne, the wonderful village of Calvi, the Ile Rousse and Bastia, a city founded by the Genoese in the late 1300. By staying in the north of Corsica you will have the opportunity to see and experience some of the the most famous and unforgettable beauties of the entire island!
- South Corsica: The south of Corsica is perfect for those looking for an apartment or a holiday home by the sea. In fact, it is here that the most beautiful beaches of Corsica are located. For this reason it could be a bit crowded in high season, but for sea lovers staying in Southern Corsica is really ideal. Among the most famous places in the area are Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, with some accommodation most sought after by visitors. And then the beaches: Palombaggia, Santa Giulia and Rondinara to name just a few.
- Corsica East: The east coast of Corsica extends from Bastia to Porto Vecchio. It has a rich landscape with magnificent beaches that are often underestimated by tourists, who prefer to stay on the south and north side. Also for this reason, the holiday apartments in this area of Corsica are among the cheapest.
- West Corsica: The main attraction of the western side of the island is certainly the sea, thanks to its jagged coastline and its coves, which alternate with large tranquil gulfs. The Scandola Riviera, reachable only by sea, is a mandatory destination for those staying in this area. And then there is the Calanche, above the village of Piana, which is a composition of stone and wind classified as UNESCO Heritage. Among the most interesting places we should also mention Ajaccio, Cargese, Piana and Osani.
When to visit Corsica
Corsica is perfect for summer holidays not only for its landscapes, its nature and its beaches, but also for its climate. The temperatures are always pleasant, even during the hottest summer months, it means that the sea is warm and perfect for diving lovers and water sports. The first days of June are already suitable for bathing, with average temperatures around 20 degrees. This is the period that we recommend, if you have the possibility to take holidays in the off season, when the average price of accommodation in Corsica is £100. The low season, especially the period of September-October is particularly suitable for lovers of trekking and cycling, but also the beaches are more enjoyable, less crowded and accommodation is less expensive. However, thanks to its festivals and events, its Mediterranean climate and its nature, every moment of the year is good for a holiday in Corsica!
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Bonifacio and other points of interest
- Bastia: The largest port of the island, located in Cap Corse, the so-called Finger of Corsica, ie the peninsula north-east of the island that extends into the Mediterranean, almost to "indicate" Liguria. A very particular town in the historic centre, built uphill, full of alleyways and narrow streets that climb up the hill. It has baroque churches, historic buildings and charcuterie, and makes for a seaside town where you can breathe an atmosphere of other times. From the port of Bastia you can often see Elba Island, to which the city is well connected, especially during the summer, with very frequent ferries.
- Porto Vecchio: The third biggest city of Corsica by population, but second to none for beauty. The coastline is simply extraordinary, from Pinarello to Punta di Rondinara, and is full of coves and hidden beaches. All well as the fact that it is protected by a vast surrounding pine forest. Its top beaches, according to most, are Santa Giulia and Palombaggia, in front of which are the Cerbicali Islands. A few kilometres from Porto Vecchio, inland, there are many hiking trails: even lovers of trekking, in addition to those of the sea, will be happy to stay in Porto Vecchio.
- Santa Giulia: The most beautiful beach in Corsica, according to many. Unfortunately, in August it is very crowded, which makes it difficult to enjoy its beauty during the high season. It is a strip of white sand with crystal clear water, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation. During your holiday in Corsica you absolutely must spend at least a day in Santa Giulia.
- Baia di Palombaggia: This is the other beach of Porto-Vecchio, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the crystal clear waters of Corsica. Off this bay are the beautiful Cerbicale islands, a nature reserve where you can admire various species of birds, especially cormorants.
- Ajaccio: This is the birthplace of Napoleon, also called Cité Impériale, as well as the largest of Corsica. It overlooks the homonymous gulf to the west and is a city to be visited and discovered. Its past is partly Italian, having belonged until 1768 to the Republic of Genoa. What to see in Ajaccio? This is definitely one of the many museums dedicated to the life of Napoleon. And then the historical centre and the surrounding hills, on which the Sentier des Cretes stretches, an excursion that ends at Punta della Parata, right in front of the Sanguinaires Islands archipelago.
- Bocche di Bonifacio: Bonifacio is a true symbol of Corsica, and is an absolute must-see. It is a small town perched on a cliff, almost a village. You will fall in love with its streets, its landscapes, especially at sunset. Its main attraction is the Bocche di Bonifacio, that is the "narrow" that divides Corsica and Sardinia, where the waters are absolutely crystalline. Santa Teresa di Gallura is only 11 km away.
- Lavezzi Islands: From the port of Bonifacio all of the summer ferries leave for the Lavezzi Islands, which is a paradise for lovers of snorkeling and diving. This small archipelago is located halfway between Corsica and La Maddalena. Rising cliffs, crystal clear waters and white coves: a boat trip from Bonifacio, during your holiday in Corsica, is at least recommended. If not mandatory!
- Calanchi di Piana: This is just south of the city of Porto, where stands this geological formation which is also UNESCO heritage. These are spurs of red granite, at 400m in height, which take on the most disparate and picturesque forms.
- Calvi: The region is that of Balagne, northwest of Corsica. A small town on which stands the fortified citadel, testimony of the Genoese past. A interesting fact: inside there is the House of Christopher Columbus, even if there is no certainty about the fact that the sailor really was born here. Come here to see the beach of Calvi, which ends in Ile Rousse, the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista and Quai Landry, the port area of Calvi.
- Sarténe: A mysterious plateau, called the Cauria plateau, upon which rise many dolmens and menhirs with sculptures of human figures. The most famous dolmen is that of Funtunaccia, dating back to 4000 BC. Sarténe, however, is the nearby town, of medieval origin. It is a very picturesque village, made up of granite houses built on the rock. A show not to be missed.
- Cascades des Anglais: In English this translates to the "waterfall of the English". There are many trekking routes in this part of the island that lead to these spectacular waterfalls, surrounded by woods and vegetation.
- Lac de Nino: An enchanting lake at about 1700m above sea level, on the Camputile plateau. Also in this case it is a destination that hiking lovers do not fail to include in their route.
- Aiguilles de Bavella: Also known as the Cime di Bavella, it is located 50 kilometres north-west of Porto Vecchio. Spectacular views offered by these peaks, ideal destination for hikes for every level. At the center of the peak are the seven towers of Asinau, the true spiers of Bavella.
- Scandola Nature Reserve: Protected by UNESCO heritage, this is a must for those visiting the island. The only way to reach it is the ferry, which departs from the port and arrives in these rugged and wild lands, which is dominated by the red of the granites and rocks. It is a stretch of paradise populated by ... monk seals!
- Desert of the Agriates: Only a desert by name, this spot is located in the north of Corsica, covered by the typical vegetation of the Mediterranean. It is 40 kilometers of coastline along which promontories and white sand beaches alternate.