I can't believe I had been living close to this gem of an island for 20+ years of my life and never visited it before. What took me so long? I went there with my best friend mid-June, we mainly stayed near Ajaccio and Porticcio for the whole duration of the trip as we were only there for 3 days and wanted to relax. And let me tell you, there's no better place to relax than in Corsica. 

If you're looking for white beaches and clear sea that look like you're in the Maldives but you're actually in Europe... look no further (pictures below!) 

How to get there

You can get to Corsica by sea from a port in Southern France or Italy to one of the 7 ports on the island (Bastia, Ajaccio, Calvi, Ile Rousse, Propriano, Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio). You can also get there by air to one of their 4 airports in Bastia, Ajaccio, Calvi and Figari.

If you wish to travel by sea, the easiest way would be to travel with Corsica Ferry and book your journey on their website. I travelled with them from Toulon (France) to Ajaccio and everything went smoothly.

Where to stay

While searching for accommodations, I quickly realised that most hotels were pretty basic and looked a lot alike. So if you want peace, quiet and relaxation, I would suggest having a look on Airbnb as there are some really lovely places at reasonable prices that have a gorgeous view or are located just meters from a beach.

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words so I'll now leave you with some from my time spent in Corsica. Meanwhile, I'll be dreaming of going back there next summer...

Somewhere in Porticcio...
The view from our Airbnb
The streets of Ajaccio

Have you ever been to Corsica?