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Nature Reserve of Scandola, Girolata

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World heritage site · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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Located on an imposing, porphyritic rock mass, Nature Reserve of Scandola is the marine portion of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica. The Elpa Nera Inlet and the Peninsula of Scandola make up two sections of the park with jagged sheer cliffs containing grottos flanked by numerous rock formations and almost inaccessible islets and coves formed by volcanic activity. The coastline is noted for its 900 m (2,950 ft) high red Rhyolite cliffs, more than 400 species of algae, architecturally interesting fortifications, and a handful of Roman sites. Traveling by boat is the best way for you to experience this incredibly diverse laboratory of flora, fauna, and geology recognized by the United Nations as a Natural World Heritage Site. Arrange your visit to Nature Reserve of Scandola and discover more family-friendly attractions in Girolata using our Girolata trip builder website.
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  • We hired a boat with captain to tour this marvelous area. We went from Calvi and opted to go here and not to Les Calanques. I think this was a good choice. For one thing, they are further from... 
    We hired a boat with captain to tour this marvelous area. We went from Calvi and opted to go here and not to Les Calanques. I think this was a good choice. For one thing, they are further from...  more »
  • You can really only appreciate the towering cliffs and rock formations of the national park by boat. Well worth a trip, usually combined with a short stop at what was the old fishing village of... 
    You can really only appreciate the towering cliffs and rock formations of the national park by boat. Well worth a trip, usually combined with a short stop at what was the old fishing village of...  more »

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