Girolata, (Corsica), France

Girolata is located on the island of Corsica, an island and region of France in the Mediterranean Sea, southeast of France and west of Italy. It is a tiny fishing village located about 30 km north of Porto, with a short stretch of stony beach, a few houses on the cliffs and a Genoese fort. It is surrounded by turquoise water and is connected to the rest of the island by a mule track.

Ajaccio is the island’s capital and is best known as the birthplace of Napolean. Attractions in Ajaccio include the old section, its beaches and open air markets.The Citadel is worth a visit, as is the Place d’Austerlitz; a monument to Napolean which offers excellent views over the downtown area.

Things to See & Do

* Beaches
* Walking trails
* Water sports

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French, Corsican
Land Area – 8,680 km² (Corsica)
Population – 305,000 approx (Corsica)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – Cruise ships dock at Ajaccio, which is located in downtown Ajaccio. Visitors can simply walk off the pier into town.

Travel Links - There are four airports on the island: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari (next to Porto-Vecchio). Air France is the airline which flys to Corsica. British Airways also flies to Corsica from England and Scotland.

From France, the simplest and fastest solution is the NGV (High Speed Boat, Navire à Grande Vitesse): it takes 2:45 to 3:30 to go from Nice to Calvi, l'Ile-Rousse, Ajaccio and Bastia.

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