Golfe de Porto is located on the island of Corsica which is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily, Sardinia, and Cyprus). It is located west of Italy, southeast of France, and north of the island of Sardinia.
The village proper, known as Vaïta, comprises a strip of supermarkets, shops and hotels 1km from the sea, but the main focus of activity is the small marina, located at the avenue's end.
Things to See & Do
* Calanches, a huge mass of weirdly eroded pink rock
* Cargese - cliff top village
* Genoese Tower
* Aquarium de la Poudrière
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Kuna (HRK)
Language - Croatian
Land Area - 149.27 km²
Population - 10,000 approx.
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 385
Port Location - The port is located at the end of the main avenue, approximately 1 km from the town centre.
Travel Links - 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, and you can enjoy the view of the Corsican seashore and arrive practically downtown.
It is also possible to take regular ferries from Marseille, Nice and Toulon. You can also get to Corsica from Italy, leaving Genoa, Livorno, Savona, Naples or Sardinia.
There are four airports on the island: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari (next to Porto-Vecchio). There is unfortunately not much available for getting into the big cities from the airport, though Bastia airport has an almost-every hour bus service to town, except in the evening where the interval is bigger.