The largest marina in Corsica, the Calvi marina has 500 moorings and 150 stopover points. From the beginning of June to the end of September the port is open 7 days a week, from 7am to 9pm. Off-season hours are from 8am to 5.30pm.As far as amenities are concerned, you will have free Wi-Fi in the port of Calvi, showers/toilets, laundry facilities and a currency exchange service during the summer season. For refuelling you will have access to fresh water/electricity and you will be able to refuel from 8am to 8pm every day during the season. Please note that out of season you will only be able to refuel on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm.
The city's main attraction is its citadel, which offers a magnificent panorama of the city. Built under the Genoese occupation, the city is home to some beautiful monuments, including the Poudrière, the Saint Antoine Oratory and the House of Christopher Columbus. In the 13th century Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, you will be able to observe beautiful works of ancient art. Finally, a bit out of town but a GlobeSailor all-time favourite is Notre-Dame de la Serra - offering breath-taking views of the Gulf of Calvi! If in search of restaurants, bars or shops, take a stroll along Rue Clémenceau and Quai Landry.
Some events not to be missed during your yacht charter in Calvi include: ‘Festiventu’ (end of October); the Jazz Festival, which has taken place every year in June since 1987; the ‘Calvi on the Rocks’ festival hosts DJs from the electronic music scene for six days in July every year, delivering incredible sets on the beach… an electric atmosphere is guaranteed!
The Bay of Girolata offers an exceptional natural landscape dominated by a Genoese fort. The Corsican coastline was once dotted with these forts in the 16th century, when the island belonged to the Republic of Genoa. You will be able to go around the Scandola Nature Reserve which comprises both marine and terrestrial areas. Finally, the 40km-long rugged Revellata Peninsula is perfect for boaters. Small creeks, fine sand and turquoise blue waters will allow you to take a dip in complete privacy and relaxation.
Rousse Island is only a short sail away, about 10 nautical miles. You’ll be able to reach this town in one day, in less than 2 hours. During your navigation, you can make a stopover in Algajola. There you can also visit a citadel dating from the Genoese occupation, and you can enjoy the large beach that stretches to the north of the town. Rousse Island is a particularly popular seaside resort in Corsica. Moor in the port and go for a walk in the old town. Then go for a walk on the Pietra Peninsula and explore the Genoese tower and the old lighthouse. You can then continue your navigation further north and reach Saint Florent. You can settle down at Loto Beach, then moor in the harbour for the night. Pro tip: Reserve your berth online in advance!
Bastia is a town built on the side of a 900m high mountain - the backbone of the Cape of Corsica. Imagine the view of the Mediterranean Sea from up there! It is a pleasure to stroll there, especially on the side of the citadel and the old town (Terra Vecchia), as well as on the market place, surrounded by very typical old buildings.
Secluded and unspoilt, this is just the tip of the iceberg. ‘The island of the island,’ that's what the Corsicans call it: l'Isula di l'isula. Between mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, the Cape abounds in small creeks and ports and other villages with shale houses.
Situated between Balagne and the Cape, the Agriate Desert reserves 40km of unspoilt coasts for us. Let us specify, however, that it’s a "desert" only in name. It is so-called because the area is not very inhabited anymore: there is no village, just a few rare houses. The Agriate Desert holds many surprises in store for those who venture there, including two beaches of unbelievable beauty: Lodo (Lotu) and Saleccia. Turquoise and translucent water, white sand... a real paradise, where you may find a few cows basking in the sun!
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