The island of Corsica is located to the south of France and the west of Italy. Although, geographically this chic island lays closer to Italians, the French have claimed it as their own. Now, it is has the best of an Italian/French fusion.

Corsica is an amazing island for a yacht charter, with unlimited intinerary combinations for sailing yacht holidays. We present just one of the possible itineraries, which will take you past breathtaking natural beauty, charming and chick ports, quiet anchorages and famous ports.

Corsica yacht charter itinerary

Day 1: Ajaccio 

Most international flights land at Ajaccio, and this is probably the best place to meet our yacht. There are excellent facilities here, as well as a fascinating town to explore. Half a day spent wandering the streets of Ajaccio will give you an excellent introduction into Corsica. 

Day 2: Girolata 

It is a tiny village only accessible by sea. 

Day 3: Calvi 

Perched on a rocky promontory overlooking a sweeping sandy bay, Calvi is probably best known for two things: as the birthplace (allegedly) of Christopher Columbus, and as the place where Nelson lost an eye. The views from up on the citadel are spectacular.

Chez Charles, on the opposite side of the bay, offers fabulous Corsican cuisine with a Michelin star.

Day 4: Bastia 

This is the 2nd largest town in Corsica, and the economic capital of the island. The old town is delightful.

The Etang de Biguglia, just south of Bastia, is a wildlife reserve where there is abundant birdlife in the marshes, and where it is possible to see (among other things) flamingos.

Day 5: Porto-Vecchio 

Porto-Vecchio itself is a mixture of old and new. The narrow streets around the main square are fascinating, and the bastion has a commanding view over the port below.

The main square is flanked by cafes and restaurants, and in the early evening is a great place to watch the Corsicans promenade. Here too you will find many shops selling cursina, locally-made knives originally used by shepherds but now sold to tourist

Day 6: Bonifacio 

Bonifacio is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval fortified towns in Europe. This amazing town at the southern-most tip of the island is built on an outcrop of rock that has the sea on one side and a deep harbour on the other.

These days the town is besieged by tourists and yachtsmen, but is still well worth a visit because the narrow streets, massive fortifications, and staggering views make this an extraordinary place. 

Day 7: Ajaccio

Dependent upon your flight time and leisure time available on your last day, you can enjoy more time to explore the lovely town of Ajaccio. The town, as you'd expect, makes much of the fact that Napoleon Bonaparte was born here, and a visit to the modest house where he was born is worth an hour of your time. 

Gallery of Corsica