Afa is a small commune in the mountain foothills, a short drive inland from Ajaccio. It has 2,600 inhabitants and offers a relaxing base from which to enjoy the nearby beaches and attractions.
For many visitors, the beautiful Corsican beaches are the main reason to stay in a holiday rental in Afa. Sunbathing, walking, surfing, snorkeling and swimming in the clear warm waters are all part of a holiday on this beautiful island. Mountain biking can be enjoyed, particularly in the cooler months, and scenic drives will take you on a voyage of discovery exploring old towns with a unique heritage and character. Boat trips around the island’s coastline are a good way to appreciate the many towers and fortresses such as the Genoese Towers which were built to defend the island in the past.
Ajaccio is the main town to visit from your Afa holiday rental for shopping, dining and nightlife. Other attractions include the 16th century cathedral and the historic houses including the house in which the French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte was born. The charming seaside town of Bonifacio has mediaeval cobbled streets, a scenic harbour and an impressive citadel. Another excellent day out, particularly for nature lovers is a visit to the Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the western coast. It has hidden grottoes, sandy beaches and quiet inlets. The tallest peak on Corsica is Monte Cinto which offers trekking and rock climbing. A drive up to the hill town of Aleria is the chance to see some ancient remains of the Roman town, including the necropolis and a Roman villa.
Afa holiday rentals enjoy beautiful summer weather with temperatures reaching an average 28°C (82°F) with little or no rain. Winters are mild and remain well above freezing, averaging 14°C (57°F). The area generally has slightly more rain in the winter months. Spring and autumn are also warm and sunny, making Corsica ideal for off-peak breaks from April to early December.
The nearest airport to Afa holiday rentals is the Ajaccio Campo Dell’Oro (AJA) Airport in Corsica which is 6 km outside the city centre. It is served by many European airlines including Air France and Easyjet from London Gatwick. It is just 7 miles from Afa and it is easy to get the shuttle bus into Ajaccio or take a taxi to your Afa holiday home. Visitors will find a car is essential for exploring the surrounding area and rental car companies such as Budget, Hertz and Eurocar are all based at the airport.