Nicosia, A capital city torn apart

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Nicosia, Cyprus’ capital city lies roughly at the centre of the island with a rich history that can be traced back to the Neolithic Age. The heart of the city is enclosed by 16th century Venetian walls and is dotted with museums, Byzantine churches and mediaeval buildings preserving the nostalgic atmosphere of bygone times.

Visit the beautiful cathedral of St John, the Seat of the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus, and drive past the Liberty monument and the Venetian Walls surrounding the old part of town to the Archbishopric - the centre of the Cyprus Orthodox Church. Arrive at Ledra street to view the barricades along the road defining the demarcation line separating the capital in two parts after the Turkish invasion and consequent occupation of the island in 1974. Nicosia is the only European capital city still divided by war.

Continue to Laiki Yitonia, a restored pedestrian area within the walled city with traditional houses, restaurants and shops where limited time to browse in the shops and boutiques and shop for souvenirs will be allocated before returning to Limassol.


Special Notes:
Tour suitable for all. Good walking shoes recommended. Tour can be extended to include lunch at a restaurant in Laiki Yitonia.



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Nicosia, A capital city torn apart

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Approximately 5hrs

easy excursionwheelchair accessible

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