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Porto-Vecchio is a commune located in the Corse-du-Sud department of France, on the island of Corsica. The commune is situated on the eastern coast of the island, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the third-largest town on the island and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.

The town is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, with its rugged, mountainous terrain and its crystal-clear waters. The town is known for its stunning beaches, including Palombaggia, Santa Giulia, and Rondinara. There are also a number of smaller, secluded beaches, coves, and bays to explore.

The town itself has a long and rich history. Porto-Vecchio was first settled by the Greeks in the 6th century BC, and later became a Roman colony. It was an important port for the Roman Empire, and was used as a base for their naval operations.

In the Middle Ages, Porto-Vecchio was a major trading center for the Genoese, and was an important stop on the trade route between Italy and the Middle East. During this time, the town was fortified, and the Citadel of Porto-Vecchio was built.

In the 16th century, the town was taken by the French, and has been part of France ever since. In the 19th century, the town was a popular destination for wealthy Europeans, who built a number of luxurious villas in the area.

Today, Porto-Vecchio is a bustling tourist destination. It is known for its stunning beaches, its picturesque old town, and its vibrant nightlife. The town is also home to a number of historic sites, such as the Citadel of Porto-Vecchio, the Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Excursion tips for a day in Porto-Vecchio

As a tourist in Porto-Vecchio, France, there are a variety of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the most popular options:

1. Visit the Citadel of Porto-Vecchio and explore the ancient fortifications.
2. Take a scenic boat ride around the harbor and admire the stunning coastline.
3. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach and take in the beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea.
4. Explore the historic old town and visit the many shops, restaurants, and cafes.
5. Go hiking in the nearby mountains and admire the breathtaking views.
6. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the nearby beaches.
7. Visit the local markets and pick up some traditional Corsican products.
8. Go swimming and snorkeling in the nearby lagoons and coves.
9. Relax and unwind with a massage or spa treatment.
10. Take a day trip to the nearby villages and explore the local culture.

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The climate in Porto-Vecchio

Porto-Vecchio in France has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In the summer months, average temperatures range from 24 to 28 degrees Celsius, with little rainfall and plenty of sunshine. In the winter months, temperatures range from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius, with more rainfall and less sunshine. Spring and autumn are mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. Overall, the climate in Porto-Vecchio is mild and pleasant all year round, making it an ideal destination for holidays.

Cruise weather for Porto-Vecchio

Our weather forecast for Porto-Vecchio helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 33.9 °C
min: 20.9 °C
19.1 m/s
49.0 m/s
8.0 %
24.1 m
73.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 33.4 °C
min: 20.2 °C
8.3 m/s
24.8 m/s
3.9 %
24.1 m
63.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 33.7 °C
min: 20.9 °C
13.7 m/s
36.4 m/s
0.6 %
24.1 m
60.2 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 24.3 °C
20.2 m/s
26.6 m/s
0.5 %
24.1 m
56.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 22.9 °C
26.6 m/s
29.2 m/s
7.8 %
24.1 m
66.8 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.8 °C
min: 22.6 °C
26.3 m/s
27.4 m/s
0.2 %
24.1 m
64.9 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 31.1 °C
min: 23.3 °C
20.2 m/s
20.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
63.5 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 22.7 °C
35.6 m/s
36.0 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
66.7 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 22.3 °C
37.4 m/s
38.2 m/s
13.2 %
24.1 m
69.9 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 22 °C
22.0 m/s
25.6 m/s
5.2 %
24.1 m
63.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 23.4 °C
22.0 m/s
27.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
52.8 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 22.6 °C
12.6 m/s
11.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
55.9 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 23.8 °C
14.8 m/s
16.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
56.2 %
1,018 hPa

Cruises to Porto-Vecchio

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Scheduled ship calls in Porto-Vecchio, France
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 Azamara Onward 07:30 am 08:00 pm
May 19th 2025 Monday, 19th of May 2025 Azamara Quest 07:00 am 09:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Oct. 2025 Azamara Journey 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Nov. 2025 Azamara Onward 07:30 am 06:00 pm

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