Nicosia

Nicosia in Greek is known as “Lefkosia” and is the capital of Cyprus. Nicosia is the only city in Europe which is divided in two by a green line which separated the GreekCypriots from the TurkishCypriots.

The town combines the old Cypriot culture with new modern buildings making Nicosia a cosmopolitan city. The old town of Nicosia is surrounded by a fortress wall and around it are hundreds of shops, cafes and restaurants. The Stassicratous Street is the street with the best shops for clothes and shoes for shopping.

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Makarios Statue In Nicosia Cyprus

Attractions in Nicosia and places to see (map)

Attractions in Nicosia and places to see

Cyprus museum which is also known as the Cyprus Archaeological Museum is the largest and oldest archaeological museum in the island. The museum is located in Nicosia district and was housed in a building on Victoria St. in old Nicosia, in the occupied part of the town.The Cyprus museum was founded in 1888 as a privately run institution to protect the finds that started to come to light during the first legal excavations undertaken during the...
The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios is located in Nicosia and is considered as a significant example of urban architecture of the last century of Ottoman domination. It can be found very close the Archbishopric, in the neighbourhood of Saint Antonios, where the wealthy notables of the Greek community traditionally used to live.Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios was the official interpreter for the Divan (Council) of the Sultan for thirty years from 1779...
At a distance of a few kilometres from Nicosia is the monastery of Agios Eraclidios. It is built in between the olive trees of the village Politicos, where the ancient town of Tamassos used to be. This town used to be rich because there was a lot of copper.The monastery of the saint is feminine. It is one of the first women monasteries which operated in Cyprus. It began its operation in 1963 with many nuns.When the Apostles Paul and Varnavas...
Agios Ioannis Lampadistis or Saint John Lampadistis Monastery is located opposite the village of Kalopanayiotis and it is build on the east side of the Setrachos river in the valley of Marathasa. During 1985, Unesco listed the monastery along with eight other chapels that are located on the Troodos range in the world heritage list. The Saint John Lampadistis Monastery is considered as one of the most interesting byzantine sites of Cyprus. The...
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis church or Saint Nicholas of the Roof is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the upper Solea valley. In 1985 UNESCO inscribed the church on its World Heritage List which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range.Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis is a significant church of Cyprus as is the only katholicon (monastery church) of an 11th century Byzantine monastery, surviving....
The church of Agios Sozomenos is built in the centre of the old village of Galata which belongs to the geographical region of Solea.The temple was constructed and its iconographies were painted in 1513 according to the inscription which is located on the west entrance. Fourteen residents of the village payed for the expenses of the iconographies however two of the people were brothers so they are mentioned as one person from the family. The...
Archangel Michael church is in the main part of Cyprus, within the Troodos mountains range, some of the most significant monuments of the history of Byzantine painting have lasted.These are the painted churches which have been preserved and are brilliant samples of numerous developments of Byzantine and post-Byzantine monumental art, from the 11th to the 19th century. Ten of these churches have so far been approved as World Cultural Heritage...
To the southwest of Analyonta , on a green hill is the monastery of Archangelos Michail. The specific time of its construction is unknown. The existence of the monastery is thought to have during the mid-18th century, especially in 1734 by a Russian traveller, while other witnesses mention that the existence of the monastery has been from the 12th-13th centuries in particular the monastery was said to have been built by ancient highly respected...
The old Archbishop’s palace can be found in the centre of Nicosia (Lefkosia) and is a two storey building which dates back to the 18th century.Right next to the old Archbishop’s palace there is the new Archbishop’s palace which is as well, a two storey building in Neo - Byzantine style. The new Archbishop’s palace houses the offices of the archdiocese and the residence of the archbishop. Archbishop Makarios III built it...

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