20 Most Beautiful Islands in the World

Corsica, France

Corsica, France

Corsica is a small, mountainous island off the coast of France in the Mediterranean sea. This French island is known by locals as the “island of beauty” or “ile de beaut'” due to its stunning natural landscapes. Corsica is stunningly varied – From stunning cliffs on the coastline to impossibly clear turquoise sea, dense forests with hiking trails to relaxed coastal towns. Visit this island for hiking trails, fishing, boat tours, snorkelling and diving.

You’ll find Corsica’s most stunning beaches in Porto-Vecchio, located on the southeast coast of the island. We recommend Palombaggia and Tamaricciu. Porto-Vecchio is also a lovely place to stay at. Its Old Town from the 16th century overlooks the marina and hosts many boutiques, bars and restaurants. History lovers will enjoy a trip to the Bonifacio Citadel, the oldest fortified city of Corsica built during the 9th century and overlooking the marina making a stunning viewpoint.

If you like hiking, we recommend you try the GR20 trail, covering a total distance of 180 km. The route goes from Calenzana in the northwest to Conca in the southeast. It takes 15 days to hike the whole trail. As for the rest of France, Corsica takes food seriously and foodies won’t be disappointed. Try local cheese, especially goat cheese, local wine, cured meat, stews and Corsican delicious clementines.


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