Girolata picturesque village of Corsica
Situated near the Réserve de Scandola, Girolata is one of Corsica’s emblematic sights. This small, very picturesque village has an idyllic location which is only accessible by boat. The dramatic setting, with the small village on a peninsula surrounded by the sea and running up the high mountains in the famous red rock of the region, make for a very impressive scenic location.
As you would expect, the village gets busy in the summer, but it is far from the image of a modern seaside resort overflowing with tourists. Wander through the small alleyways, surrounded by delightful eucalyptus trees, and admire the deep blue waters of one of Corsica’s most beautiful bays. You’ll quickly fall under the spell of this enchanting village. The region’s status as a Parc Naturel Régional helps to conserve its flora and fauna, while also protecting it from any of the negative effects of tourism.
There is a small beach in Girolata, and an ever-watchful Genoese tower that stands above the village. Below, a small natural harbour attracts yachts that are exploring the coast. The highlight is of course the scenery, the chance to see the wildlife, and the astonishingly clear sea water here.