The French island of Corsica lies southeast of the mainland in the Mediterranean Sea at 41 degrees 55 minutes north latitude and 8 degrees 44 minutes east longitude. Created by violent volcanic eruptions, Corsica is the most mountainous region of the Mediterranean; and is nicknamed the scented island because of the intoxicating perfumes that fill its maquis, or bush lands.
Sometimes called a mini-continent, Corsica has 620km (385 miles) of coastline, more than 200 fine beaches, nature reserves and mountain retreats. A gentle Mediterranean climate has promoted rich forests of evergreen oak, and protects a wide variety of bird species. The Scandola Nature Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Several endangered animals thrive in the southern alpine mountains of small, snow capped glaciers including the mouflon (a mountain sheep), and the Corsican red deer. In addition to its breathtaking natural beauty, Corsica is filled with history.
Depart from one of three Dream Yacht Charter bases in Corsica:
Ajaccio, Napoleon Bonaparte’s birthplace, is renowned for its incredible climate and its relaxed rhythm of life. Ajaccio is a wonderful place to start your adventure. Sail along the Gulf of Ajaccio and head to the magnificent Isles Sanguinaires just off the headland at Parata.
Propriano, an authentic Corsican coastal town, is a perfect choice. Succumb to the typical and timeless character of this protected site. Its location is ideal to take advantage of the best sailing routes in southwest Corsica.
Sari-Solenzara, on the Côte de Nacre, is located nearly 28 km (17 mi) from Porto Vecchio and approximately 20 km (12 mi) from Ghisonaccia on the east coast of Corsica. This well-protected coastline alternates creeks with long, golden-sand beaches while its villages offer an intimate look at Corsica.
Dream Yacht Charter’s fleet includes primarily catamarans as well as several monohull yachts.
With one of Europe's finest hiking trails, 40 varieties of orchids, rare lichens and mosses, and wonderful cuisine, visitors to Corsica may be tempted to stay on land. But there is a vital water culture as well. Whale and dolphin sanctuaries surround the islands. Explore the sea caves near Bonifacio or take in some sea fishing. River and lake fishing for local trout is also a local pastime. Swimming, diving and paragliding are just a few of the activities to draw you to the spot that the Greeks called “Kalliste” – the Beautiful Island.