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Algajola

Algajola is a languid and quiet seaside resort, ideal for families and regular visitors, characterised by a small and cosy historic centre.
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Algajola is a small seaside resort in northern Corsica: it is located 15 km from Calvi and 7 km from Ile Rousse. Frequented mainly in summer by French and Italian tourists, it boasts a 16th century Genoese fort on the seafront and a long sandy beach.

Its past, rich in history, echoes with splendour in the remains of the ancient ramparts and the walls of the fortified castle, a 16th century legacy that proudly dominates the sea horizon.

It is an ideal destination for families and regular visitors escaping the hustle and bustle of Calvi: in fact, it is a quiet seaside resort, with a long beach of fine sand stretching for no less than 3 km, and a clear, blue sea. And as in all Corsican seaside resorts, you can enjoy water sports: windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding, water skiing, surfing, snorkelling and diving.

Things to do in Algajola

Algajola is small but interesting, with its old buildings grouped around the magnificently renovated 16th century castle and circular watchtower. The centre, with its historical buildings overlooking the seafront, is a key part of Algajola’s beauty.

Historic Centre of Algajola

1Pl. de l'Église, 20220 Algajola, Francia

We recommend that you start your visit from its small and charming old centre, whose entrance is located near an old fountain dating back to 1856, ideal for cooling off before or after visiting Algajola.

Passing under the arch, you will enter the charming streets of the centre: you will be able to admire many old buildings, built in typical Corsican architecture, before arriving at the main church.

The church of Saint-Georges was built in the 15th century, burnt down by the Saracens and remodelled in 1618. The building integrates perfectly into the defensive system of the village, thanks to its square bell tower.

Algajola Castle

220220 Algajola, Francia

The fortified castle, which was part of what was once a Genoese fortress, is now a private property. It was built in the early 16th century on the remains of the Lomellini tower, owned by a Genoese noble family, to be the residence of the governor of Balagne until 1764. The castle was part of the defensive system installed by the Genoese along the entire coast of the island.

We recommend following a small coastal path, called le Chemin de Ronde, which follows the Algajola coastline and passes close to the imposing walls of the fortified castle. It is a short but pleasant walk that will take you through a coastline dotted with rocks all the way to the beach.

pPlage de Aregno

320220 Algajola, Francia

This town beach is a tongue of sand characterised by a beautiful blue and turquoise sea, typical of Corsican beaches.

Here you will be able to try various water activities including windsurfing and diving. The most isolated part of the beach, furthest from the village, is reserved for naturists.

The area is also popular with cyclists and bicycles can be hired on site.

Algajola Marina

420220 Algajola, Francia

The town dates back to Phoenician times and its troubled history has shaped the present village. Today it is characterised by the lively air typical of seaside resorts, especially lively in spring and summer, when it comes alive with tourism.

Particularly delightful is the small marina, called San Damiano, and the small, brightly-coloured inner streets. The walk to the end of the pier will give you a beautiful view of the coastline and you will also find a small beach that is less crowded than that of Aregno.

Map

In the following map you can see the location of the main places of interest mentioned in this article.

Algajola Weather

What's the weather at Algajola? Below are the temperatures and the weather forecast at Algajola for the next few days.

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Wednesday 24
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Thursday 25
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Friday 26
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Saturday 27
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Sunday 28
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Where is located Algajola

Algajola is located in the Haute Corse department, 15 km from Calvi and 7 km from Ile Rousse.

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