With our rental car we drove along winding roads towards the Greek town of 'Cargèse'.
Cargèse, nicknamed the 'Greek city', lies on the promontory which closes the Gulf of Sagone to the north and radiates happiness and tranquility.
What a beautiful sight: the clear water of the bay with sky blue and emerald green reflections.
I can already hear you thinking: a Greek village in Corsica?
Well, around 1670 some 800 Greeks were assigned a piece of uninhabited territory in Corsica, so they could flee the war in their own country.
Now, so many hundreds of years later, this place has grown into a close community, perfectly integrated with the Corsicans.
They are distinguished only by a few lexical differences and by the Greek liturgical festivals that are still celebrated with fervor.
This in the summer very lively town near the Calanche is 438 m high, on the edge of a plateau.
It extends above the Gulf of Porto in a beautiful setting with Monte Cinto in the distance, snowy in spring.
Upon entering the village, numerous eucalypts show the soft maritime climate.
The squares with cozy houses and the 18th century church with the graceful campanile form a pleasant whole that also belongs to:
'one of the most beautiful villages in France'.
Over the Gulf of Porto, amazing sculptures of granite formed by erosion are visible.
The deep blue sea, the color palette of orange and pink granite and the rough relief make this place an exceptional environment.
A small town, located in the bay between the rocky granite mountains.
Characterized by the Genoese tower of Porto. This monument, one of the most famous of Corsica, stands in a landscape of pink granite and is still charming, despite the ravages of time.
Corte was capital of the Corsican nation between 1755 and 1769 and played an important role in history.
In the hearts of the Corsicans it is still the capital. The inhabitants like to come to the old city with the steep alleys.