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

The Archontiko of Axiothea can be described as a very interesting example of urban architecture of the 18th century. It can be found in the Old Town of Nicosia (Lefkosia), near the Green Line.The name of the Archontiko of Axiothea comes from the road on which it stands. The building has an architecture with a Π - shape with a north-south orientation. The main entry to the Archontiko of Axiothea can be found on the east side and it leads to the...
One of the most important gates of Venetian Nicosia (Lefkosia) is the Famagusta Gate. The Famagusta gate was leading to the Famagusta district which was the most important harbour town. The gate was initially known as Porta Giuliana in honour of Giulio Savorgnano, who was the engineer that planned and built the Venetian walls.The Famagusta gate has an imposing frontage and contains of a big curved path with a big domed room in the middle which...
Kakopetria is a village and is located in Cyprus, about 55 kilometers southwest of the Nicosia, on the north and it is facing the foothills of the Troodos Mountain. The Kakopetria village stands at an altitude of 667 metres and it is considered as the highest village in the Solea Valley. The village has about 1,500 permanent inhabitans and it is surrounded by thick forestland. The village is also built on the banks of two rivers; the Kargotis...
The Kalopanayiotis dam is located in the Kalopanayiotis village in the district of Nicosia. It was built in three years. It operated in 1966, has a capacity of 363 cubical metres and a height of 40 metres. It irrigates for a 500 yard area along the Setrachos River until the Lefka dam.
Kalopanayiotis village is located in the Nicosia District very close to Moutoullas, just 3 km to the north. It is located in the Marathasa Valley on the Troodos range approximately 70 kms from Nicosia and Limassol. The Kalopanayiotis village has a very beautiful traditional style with paved streets and walkways, chapels and churches and is an example of a genuine traditional community unaffected by the modern civilization.The village is...
The Holy, Royal and Stavropegic Monastery of Kykkos (Greek:Ιερά Μονή Κύκκου), which lies 20 km west of Pedoulas, is one of the richest and best-known monasteries in Cyprus. The monastery is acknowledged under the name of Kykkos or the 'Mother of God of Kykkos”, but it is still unknown where this name derives from.According to one belief, the name 'kykkos' or 'kokkos', is related to the kermes oak (Latin 'quercus...
Laiki Yitonia can be found in South Nicosia literally translates at 'popular neighbourhood' and this is exactly what this attraction is all about. The Laiki Yitonia area has been restored and cleaned up in recent years, and is the main tourist area in Nicosia, being located on the southerly side of the Old City.In addition visitors can see typical examples of traditional Cypriot urban architecture and old buildings which are used today...
The Holly Monastery of Macheras is located at Troodos under the Machera Mountain. The Macheras monastery is in the second place of monasteries in Cyprus, due to its past and its riches coming after the Kykkos Monastery. It had very important land around it as well as many houses in Nicosia which were owned by the monastery. During the Turkish occupation, the monastery was even richer, but on the 9th of July 1821 a large part of it was taken by...
Metamorfosis tou Sotiros church (Transfiguration of the Saviour) is situated in the mountain range of Troodos, eastern of the village of Palaichori and is one of the 10 Byzantine monuments of Cyprus that have been granted with the status of World Culture Heritage by UNESCO.The church dates back to the 16th century and belongs to the single-aisled, timber-roof type which is common at Troodos. The church also has a narthex which is a later...

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