Propriano Holidays

A laid-back Corsican resort

Propriano sits on the southwestern coast of Corsica, about halfway between the two much larger towns of Bonifacio and Ajaccio. As such, it has many of the charms of a large resort, but in miniature. It’s popular for its access to excellent beaches, and for its calm, relaxing atmosphere. Propriano holidays might start with a stroll past the prettily painted townhouses overlooking the harbour, but will almost certainly shift focus to the resort’s fantastic selection of beaches.

The Lido, just north of town, is the main beach, but there are also long sandy stretches nearby at Campomoro, Porto Pollo and Cala d’Agulia. Places of interest around Propriano include the picturesque hillside village of Olmeto, the prehistoric site Filitosa, which is home to extraordinary megaliths – standing stones carved with faces – and the lively medieval quarter of Sartene. Whether you’re a family after a laid-back beach break or an adventurous couple looking for a cultural hit, holidays to Propriano are an exciting prospect.

Your Propriano questions, answered

The Lido beach is 400 heavenly metres of white sand. Similar beaches can be reached from the coastal road at Campomoro and Porto Pollo, while the wilder Cala d’Agulia is a two-hour cycle ride away.

The island’s food and drink is deliciously distinctive – look out for its excellent olive oil and charcuterie. Pretty bohemian jewellery is another Corsican treat to take home.

While seafood is a great pick on the coast, traditional Corsican cooking can be somewhat heavier –the ewe’s cheese ‘brocciu’ is a must-try, as is the wild boar.

Best things to do in Propriano

Head for the sands

Propriano is a destination known for its beaches, so don’t be shy – holidays here are all about lounging on the sands and playing in the waves.

Go sailing

For a relaxing day with a touch of adventure, hire a boat to explore the coastline and discover some of the area’s more remote beaches.

Enjoy the view

Propriano has a spectacular coastal setting and a port brimming with lovely boats – take it all in from the viewpoint outside the Church of Notre Dame de la Misericorde.