The west coast of Northern Cyprus in the Güzelyurt region is in a touristic development phase with a big emphasis on agrotourism and ecotourism. Translated from Turkish Güzelyurt means ‘’ beautiful country’’ and is the most irrigated region in Northern Cyprus and the next town to Kormacit (Kormakitis). It is the main growing area for citrus fruits and used to be an important centre of copper mining. The ruins of the loading platforms are still shaping parts of the landscape in this area.
The most important sightseeing is the St Mamas Church and Archaeological museum:
The Akdeniz Beach near Kormacit is one of the few spots in Northern Cyprus, where turtles (including Caretta-Caretta) lay their eggs between July and August. It is a fascinating show for nature and ecotourism lovers!
St. George is the patron of Kormacit village, so his name day is celebrated 2 days on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday evening there is a concert at the village square. Sunday is celebrated with a holy mass and folk dances.
Easter celebrations are very important for the village and start with a mass at Palm Sunday, a big bonfire on Saturday evening and a mass at Saturday Midnight. On Easter weekend Kormacit expects more than 2000 people, mostly from South Cyprus, to celebrate in the St. George Cathedral. On Easter Sundays or Mondays the Maronite archbishop from Nicosia is visiting the village.