Corsica – the unspoilt Mediterranean island…

If you’re looking for a Mediterranean island getaway this summer, head to Corsica. The island’s warm climate, mountains and sandy coastlines make it popular among travellers. A major benefit of the Island is that it has not had the same level of intensive development as other parts of the Mediterranean so it is mainly unspoiled. Read on to find out why Corsica is the perfect island getaway…

Location, location:
As the forth largest Mediterranean island after Sicily, Sardinia and Cyprus; Corsica is one of France’s 26 regions but the island is located closer to the western coast of Italy.

Where to stay:
The areas of Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio in the south of the island and Calvi in the northwest are popular with holidaymakers. Whether you want to be near the town, on the coast or a bit more inland, there’s bound to be a place to stay to suit you. Check out for some top accommodation tips!

Things to do:
Sample some of the fresh fish at one of the many restaurants and bistros; Corsican food is a fusion of French and Italian dishes. For a day of sightseeing visit the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte. Or for a spot of relaxing, find a hidden white sandy beach to laze on and bathe in the warm turquoise Mediterranean Sea.

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Getting there:
You can fly direct to Corsica from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. The flight time is less than 2 hours from London and about 3 and a half hours from Scotland. Check out to compare cheap flight fares. Some of these routes only travel to one airport on the island, so it’s important to think about where you will be staying when you get there because having to drive for 4 or 5 hours to reach your accommodation on arrival will not be a good start to your holiday!

Finally, don’t forget your holiday insurance!
If after reading this blog you like the sound of Corsica, make sure you take out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your trip. Buying direct from the travel insurance provider is certainly cheaper than from your travel agent.

You can purchase great value travel insurance direct at 24/7 travel insurance. For a 3-day break in Europe, it will cost you just £5.32* – a small price to pay to really relax and enjoy your Mediterranean island getaway all the more!

*Premium £5.32 includes Insurance Premium Tax based on an individual aged under 55 taking out a Standard Single-trip 24/7 travel insurance policy for 3 days in Europe excluding personal possessions cover and purchased within 14 days of departure date. Cover details and prices are correct at time of going to press (August 2009) and are subject to change.