Kormacit is the only village in Cyprus that is exclusively inhabited by the Maronite Christian (Catholic) community. The Maronites came to Cyprus in the Middle Ages from today’s Lebanon – and they still speak their own language, Sanna. Sanna is related to the Aramaic Arabic that was spoken in the Holy Land already 2000 years ago.
Today mostly elderly people live in the village, whilst most of the younger Maronite families live in Nicosia. On weekends and especially on the big Christian festivities like Christmas and Easter, the village is suddenly again populated by more than 1000 people.
Kormacit is one of the new centres for Agrotourism and Hiking Holidays. The village has 3 hiking trails and 3 mountain bike trails that start directly at the entrance doors of your traditional accommodation.