Güzelyurt & Lefke Cities Day Tour
Guzelyurt is a market town located in the west of North Cyprus, and is the regional capital of the Guzelyurt district. It is one of the richest agricultural areas of North Cyprus, famous particularly for the citrus (orange, lemon & grapefruit) and strawberries. They thrive in Guzelyurt's fertile red soil. A large portion of the citrus fruit is exported, and the rest is made into fruit juice and canned for local consumption as well as export.
The town was founded by the Spartans, who brought with them the worship of Aphrodite. In the middle ages, the city was referred to as Morphou, and also Theomorphou. The Morphou area grew more than half of Cyprus's citrus fruits.
Guzelyurt is not a typical tourist destination, but it is interesting to those who want to see a part of North Cyprus which is least affected by tourism.
You will visit:
- Guzelyurt Muzeum of Nature and Archeology
- St. Mamas Monastery
- Lunch break
- The Ruins of Soli
- Vouni Palace