The Town Lefke was in the English occupation era an important residential area for miners. In the 10th century BC the Phoenicians started planting date palms, which are still the emblem of the town. A coffee shop on the edge of the valley offers fresh juices and the opportunity to taste and buy different kinds of candy sweets. Lefke is also an Islamic religious centre as the hometown of Sheikh Nazim Alnaqshabandi, a Contemporain Sufi saint. It is a popular destination for religious and cultural excursions in combination with Güzelyurt, Soli ruins and Vouni Palace.
Festivals and events 2016/2017
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!
TULIP FESTIVAL 2017
Annual Tulip Festival in Tepebasi village. The Tulipa cypria is an endemic species that can only be found in the region around Kormacit and at some places in Karpaz and Akamas.
ST. GEORGE FESTIVAL
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.