Being one of the parts of France, Corsica is an absolutely independent land, with its own culture, nature and people very much differing from the rest of Frenchmen. It belongs to the state only politically, though geographically it can be thought a part of Italy. Since the middle of the 20th century this island is one of the favorite tourist destinations for the population of Great Britain and a very famous and willingly-visited rest place for people from all over the world. But even with millions of tourists who annually come to the island Corsica is still one of the world's mysteries and secrets, exciting and, indeed, never-forgettable.
Greeks called this land 'Kalliste' - the most beautiful; and it is, indeed, so. Sun-kissed beaches, unbelievable sceneries, mountain chains, which seem to hold the deepest sky in the world, and the sea, crystal clear in this part of the globe, attract thousands of people who have visited this country and never let forget this voyage. Corsica holidays are to be repeated again and again to bring new impressions and satisfy people's aspiration for beauty.
Each place on the island is really unique and unbelievably beautiful; each is perfect for rest. With the family, with friends or alone, you will never be bored or disappointed. When you only step onto the land from a ship or a plane you feel all the hustle of everyday life vanish into the air, because Corsica holidays mean the beginning of a new era. The island is one of the places where tourists can do whatever they want. Any type of activity is available and accessible. Hiking and biking, diving and yacht sailing, sightseeing and fishing - the list seems endless. Add to this unforgettable landscapes with a warm and gentle sea from the one side and high mountain peaks from the other, and you will consider Corsica the best place in the world.
Getting to the paradise is not that difficult as it may seem. Flights to Corsica are regular for most of air-lines of Great Britain and France. Besides, there exist charters from Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. If you do not want to travel by plane the island is easily reachable by sea. Use regular services from Italy or ferries from Italy and France. This land of beauty is very different in each of its parts offering its guests various sceneries and activities. For those who are going on Corsica holidays first Calvi will be an ideal choice with its narrow cobbled streets and old buildings in the villages and silver beaches backed with majestic mountains outside.
People fond of history will certainly appreciate the places Valinco Gulf has to offer. Being one of the most beautiful gulfs on the west coast of the island, Valinco has always attracted people from everywhere. Various settlements have left their marks on the landscapes, which makes the coasts of the gulf a place of inextinguishable historical interest. Bonifacio is also perfect, as it is one of the Corsican old-style towns, which has changed only a little across centuries. Corsica holidays will become unforgettable if visit L'Ile Rousse, the place almost unspoiled by tourists. This quiet locality always leaves calm memories and pleasant emotions on visiting. Generally speaking, each part, each place, each village of this island is worth to see. Traveling to this hospitable land is always a great pleasure.