Calvi Holidays

Beach fun in Corsica’s Calvi

With white sandy beaches lapped by clear waters and a warm Mediterranean climate, Calvi holidays are an inviting prospect on the island of Corsica. Located on the island’s northwestern tip, Calvi is a city rich in culture. During your stay, you can take a trip up to the citadel, perched on a rocky headland, for exceptional views, visit the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste and walk along the popular Quai Landry (the wharf bordering the marina).

Holidays to Calvi are great for those wanting to sunbathe and swim, as there’s a gorgeous 6-kilometre-long beach. There are also plenty of cafés, restaurants and bars where you can enjoy Corsican cuisine and wine. Nearby you’ll find historic towns to explore, such as L’Ile Rousse or Algajola, and boat trips to local landmarks. Whether it’s a lazy beach break or a culture-packed trip you’re looking for, holidays to Calvi will please couples and families alike.

Your Calvi questions, answered

Calvi’s 6-kilometre-long beach has white sand and clear waters. If you have a car, you can get to nearby Bodri beach and others near Lumio village easily, too.

Certainly. Calvi’s warm water and coastal location mean it’s a great place to try jet-skiing, diving and snorkelling – or horse riding, if you prefer being on land.

Generally speaking, Corsica has a warm Mediterranean climate, with average highs in the 20s from May through to October, and pleasantly warm temperatures all year round.

Best things to do in Calvi

Hear polyphonic singing

Concerts of ‘Chants polyphoniques’ (Corsican polyphonic singing) are held at the citadel’s Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste weekly. Be sure to experience one of these beautiful concerts during your stay.

Ride the train

The coastal train route running between Calvi and the historic town of L’Ile-Rousse is a good way to access various beaches, with excellent views along the way.

Take a boat trip

A great way to see Corsica is by boat. Numerous companies operate services from the harbour, with excursions to the likes of the remote town of Girolata, and the Scandola Nature Reserve.