Guzelyurt is situated in the north west of Cyprus. The name
of "Güzelyurt", means "beautiful
country", obviously referring to its luscious green
surroundings and the agricultural abundance close to the
town`s vicinity. Guzelyurt bay has the best panoramic view of
the mediterranean blue waters together with the Troodos
Mountains in North Cyprus. The town, located in the west, is
surrounded by extensive citrus groves, which makes this area the
greenest on the island. The reason for this is the abundance of
water running down from the Troodos Mountains which lie to the
The area is covered with large citrus orchards. The first human settlement in the area goes back to the Neolithic period. During the Bronze Age the nearby copper mines were exploited and the processed copper was exported.
Where to go, what to see
The St. Mamas Monastery: St Mamas was a Christian saint who lived in the 12th century. There are said to be 14 churches dedicated to him in Cyprus.
The museum houses a collection ranging from the prehistoric age of Cyprus to the Byzantine period including primitive tools uncovered from different prehistoric settlements.
Soli was a great ancient city, founded in 600 BC. It was of its greatest importance during the occupation of Cyprus by the Romans, and was later destroyed during the Arab invasion in 648 AD. A Swedish Archeological Expedition excavated the Roman Amphitheatre in 1930, and later work by Canadian teams have revealed an early Christian Basilica and countless mosaics. Much work remains to be done over the huge site.
- Vouni Palace - is 9 km west of Gemikonagi, and 250 m. above the sea level on a cliff top.
- Tomb of Piri Osman Pasha
- Storhouse from the British Period
- Lefke Town by E.Kandulu
Guzelyurt area is proud of its citrus gardens and strawberry fields. It is said that the most delicious oranges in Cyprus are those fromLefke (at west of Guzelyurt Bay). Forests overspread on this greenest plato of North Cyprus. Especially east part of Guzelyurt starting from Akdeniz village until Middle East Technical University, pine forests covers quite a big area. You will enjoy shopping in the old streets and benefit from quite cheap prices. There are two universities in the area. Lefke European University was the first to be founded and the second was Middle East Technical University. The university started education in 2005. The construction of the campus is ongoing. The university will be the biggest university in Cyprus when the whole campus completed.