Port of Calvi

About Calvi, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Calvi, Corsica, France)

The beautiful port town of Calvi offers visitors a mixture of traditional Corsican culture, stunning natural scenery and modern resort-style luxury.

Calvi also boasts one of the best beaches on the island, while the evenings come alive with the pavement bars, cafés and quality restaurants that are spread around the town centre.

What to Do in Calvi

Located close to the old town and harbour, the town's beach offers nearly 6 km / 4 miles of white sand and calm blue waters, making it ideal for sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts alike. The calm and shallow waters provide a perfect venue for water-based activities, with windsurfing, waterskiing, jet-skiing and paragliding all available, while the less energetic can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere at the beach.

Tourist Attractions

Calvi is dominated by the imposing 13th century Citadel that towers over the town. The Citadel is reputed to be the birth place of the great explorer Christopher Columbus and although this cannot be verified, you can visit the remains of what the locals claim to be his childhood home.

It is well worth taking some time to explore the Citadel; take a stroll along the winding cobbled streets or just sit at a pavement café and watch the world go by. The Citadel is also home to the Museum of Corsica; the museum contains a large collection of artefacts relating to the history and culture of the island and it is highly recommended.

Visitors to Calvi should also spend some time exploring the surrounding countryside. Head north towards I'lle Rousse for picturesque coastlines and beautiful beaches, while inland you will find the Niolo region, famed for its rugged mountains and crystal clear lakes and rivers.

Calvi Port

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