Cruise Port Atlas | Porto-Vecchio (Corsica), France Map | Location

Porto-Vecchio (Corsica), France Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Porto-Vecchio: Star Clippers, Azamara Club Cruises, Paul Gauguin, SeaDream Yacht Club

Key Attractions: Bonifacio, Bonifacio Citadel, Ste. Maria Majeure Church, St. Dominic Church, King Aragon Steps, Cerbicole Islands, Palombaggio Beach, Cala Rossa Beaches, San Ciprianu Beach, Folacca Beach, Sartene, Sainte-Lucie de Tallano, Levie, Zonza, Porto Vecchio, Bavella Needles, Musee de l'Alta Rocca, Dame de Bonifacio, Cucuruzzu, Museum of Prehistoric Corsica, Torre Civilization

Inside a deep cut bay along the southeastern coast of Corsica is the old port of Porto Vecchio, so named because it was the location of a Roman port. Little remains from that era, though there are megalithic ruins in several places outside the city. Otherwise, the main attraction of this small port is the cosmopolitan, pan-European crowd who gather around the yacht haven. Within the city there are several historic churches and small sections of the city walls from the Genoese era. But it is the squares, the lovely harbor, and sophisticated ambiance that draws most visitors. And most of the cruise lines that stop fit that mold as well. Within easy driving distance from Porto-Vecchio is the lovely mountain village of Zonza, providing easy access to the stunning ridge known as the Bavella Needles and of Levie, which is at the center of South Corsica's most important prehistoric sights. The larger town of Sartene, with its impressive wall, is a bit farther. The stunning port of Bonifacio, along the rugged southern coast of the island, is the area's most famous attraction. Some of Corsica's finest beaches are a very short distance from Porto-Vecchio.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at

Primary Language: French

Secondary Languages: Corsican (Corse)

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Porto-Vecchio by Nerijp

Geography and Population

Protected from currents and winds by its bay, Porto-Vecchio sits about 7 kilometers within the bay. The population of the port is over 11,000 inhabitants, but grows considerably during the spring and summer.

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How Far?

Taxis information is still under research.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Porto-Vecchio Tender Berth Sud-Corse Airport 24 KM 28 minutes 45 Euros
Porto-Vecchio Tender Berth City Center 2.4 KM 6 minutes, 20 minute walk  
Porto-Vecchio Bonifacio 28 KM 29 minutes  
Porto-Vecchio Sartene 61 KM 57 minutes  
Porto-Vecchio Levie 44 KM 51 minutes  
Porto-Vecchio Ste-Lucie de Tallano 54 KM 65 minutes  
Porto-Vecchio Zonza / Bavella Needles 40 KM 50 minutes  
Porto-Vecchio Palombaggio Beach 11 KM 20 minutes  
Porto-Vecchio Cala Rossa Beach 11 KM 17 minutes  
Porto-Vecchio San Ciprianu Beach 12 KM 20 minutes  
Porto-Vecchio Folacca Beach 10 KM 18 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses


L'Ospedale, Rue Docteur Jourdan, 20137 Porto-Vecchio, phone - +33 4 95 72 15 97, 2.6 KM, 5 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Societe Generale, Avenue Georges Pompidou, 20137 Porto-Vecchio. 1.5 KM, 3 minutes
LCL - Le Credit Lyonnais, Immeuble Marchetti, 18 les Quatre Chemins, 20137 Porto-Vecchio, 2.4 KM, 6 minutes

Post Office

La Poste, Avenue du Marechal Leclerc, 20137 Porto-Vecchio, 2.4 KM, 6 minutes

Port and Berths

Tender Berth - Nearest street address - 5 Quai de Syracuse, 20137 Porto-Vecchio
GPS - 41.587362, 9.29198

Photo of Bonifacio Citadel by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT