Old World Charm In Beautiful Calvi
Step onto the bustling marina of Calvi, bursting with old-world charm as the striking Genoese citadel towers over the area from hilltops above. Aromatic and barely touched, a yacht charter to Calvi and Corsica is like stepping back in time.
History and nature take centre stage, while fine wine and culinary delights tempt visitors to stay on forever.
Must-Do Activities While Yacht Chartering In Calvi
Although most travellers visit Calvi for only one night, it is a must-stop destination for all who make their way to Corsica.
Tucked within the Balagne region of Corsica, Calvi has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Evidence of its history can be found in ruins across the area and the captivating fortified city walls of the Genoese Citadel, built in the thirteenth century. Needless to say, a private yacht charter to Calvi should take in its history.
Calvi’s most historical monument is the Genoese Citadel. Built into rocky headland back in the 13th century and a military outpost in the 15th century, the Genoese Citadel guarded the island and the town from international attack.
Today it serves not only as a captivating backdrop when entering the town, but an exciting old town ripe for exploration through narrow walkways, tunnels and long winding staircases, all set between quaint old residences of another era.
Once at the top, you can take in a magnificent 360° view over the town, arguably one of the most beautiful towns in Corsica.
Saint Jean-Baptiste Cathedral
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Saint Jean-Baptiste) is within the Citadel, also built in the 13th century. This Cathedral was built in the classic Baroque style of the Middle Ages.
Within the Cathedral are a number of artworks, including baptismal fonts, the Christ of Miracles and a polychrome marble altar.
While most can appreciate the aesthetic of historical buildings, the history itself does not appeal to all.
Calvi Beach is the perfect vantage point for those of you who prefer to see the historical sites from afar without leaving your spot on the beach..
Calvi and Beyond
Often used as a starting point, a yacht charter in Calvi is best followed by a journey down the West Coast of Corsica, where the unspoilt landscapes and pristine white beaches continue to inspire.
Insider tip: Having travelled this region extensively, we recommend a seven-day West Coast charter from Calvi, stopping at:
- The Natural World Heritage Site of Scandola;
- The sleepy former fishing village of Girolata;
- The birthplace of Napolean Bonaparte, Ajaccio, with its pristine bays and trendy marina;
- The soft white sandy beaches of Raccapina;
- The limestone cliffs and turquoise waters of Bonafacio; and
- The St. Tropez of Corsica, Porto Vecchio, where decidence abounds.
What To Expect When Booking A Private Yacht Charter in Calvi with Ahoy Club
Booking a Calvi yacht charter is made simple with Ahoy Club’s innovative booking technology and in-house yacht charter expertise.
We combine the best of online convenience with the personalised human touch essential in crafting custom chartering experiences. Select from more than 4000 yachts around the world, narrowing your search according to the specific desires of you and your party. Based on your search criteria, our personalisation platform presents only the yachts that meet your needs.
Bookings are made online, and your personal Customer Experience Manager takes care of the rest, liaising between you and your captain to bring the finishing touches to your Calvi yacht charter. From insider tips to booking at notoriously unbookable restaurants, bars and clubs, your Customer Experience Manager is your key to exclusivity.
Bridging the best of both worlds, Ahoy Club gives its members a first-class booking experience, the number one worldwide, with a hands-on approach that never goes out of style.