Nicosia is the capital town of Cyprus and it is situated in the centre of the island.  It is built over the Pedieos River and forms the base for the government. During antiquity its name was Lydra and it was one of the most ancient kingdoms in Cyprus. As the capital of Cyprus, it was taken over by the Franks, the Venetian, the Ottomans and the British. The north part of Cyprus has been occupied by the Turks since 1974, making it the only divided capital in Europe.

The Nicosia district is one of the 6 districts and it is the largest on the island. It has an extent of 2710 square kilometres forming the 29,32 % of the island. Nicosia has and a population of around 326,000 residents making it the largest district in both size and population. Nicosia is the only district that borders with all the other districts in Cyprus. It border with the Κyrenia district to the north, the Paphos district to the west, the Limassol and Larnaca districts to the south and the Ammochostos district to the east.  

Nicosia is then divided into twelve municipalities (The Morphou and Kythrea Municipalities are under occupation) and 162 communities (39 of these communitites are under occupation). The ten free municipalities are: Dali, Tseri, Lakatamia, Latsia, Aglantzia, Agios Dometios, Engomi, Anthoupoli, Geri and Strovolos. To the north Nicosia extends until the Green Line, to the west until Pachyammos Village, to the south until Mylikouri and to the east until Lymbia.

All of the 162 villages have their own unique beauty and attraction. There are many attractions in the villages ranging from churches, museums, culture attractions and nature attractions. The many churches, chapels, monasteries in all of the villages also show how religious the residents are. The museums along with other cultural buildings help preserve the culture and the customs that each village has.

Each village has traditional restaurants and shops that can offer you with the local cuisine as well as the local products that it produces (wine, koumandaria, zivania, spoon sweets, soutzouko) and the Cypriot hospitality.

To view the list of all the Paphos Villages refer to the Nicosia Villages List.

Nicosia villages map

Cyprus villages - Nicosia district

Aglantzia

Aglantzia is a suburb of Nicosia and an independent semi-occupied municipality of Cyprus since 1986. It expands to 31 square kilometres...

Agrokipia

Agrokipia is a village in the district of Nicosia, built north of the Adelfi forest, 25 kilometres southwest of the capital and three kilome...

Akaki Village

Akaki is a village which is located at the west part of the central valley and about 22 kilometers west of the capital of Nicosia....

Alampra

Alampra or Alambra is a small village located in the Nicosia district. It is a village of great archaeological interest. That is w...

Analiontas

Analiontas is considered as a small village of about 350 residents and is located at an altitude of 380 metres at a distance of 20 kilometre...

Anthoupoli

The community of Anthoupoli is a community in Nicosia which was created to house the refugees of the Turkish invasion. It is about 10 k...

Arediou

Arediou is a village which is located 21 kilometres southwest of the capital, at the middle of the Nicosia - Palechori road and the village ...

Askas

Askas is a small village in the Pitsilia area in the Nicosia district. It is located at the north side of the Troodos mountain range, at the...

Astromeritis

Astromeritis is a village in the Nicosia district. It is built at an average altitude of 16 metres above the sea surface, in the valley of t...

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