Nicosia Villages

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

Kato Koutrafas

Kato Koutrafas is located about 38 kilometres southwest of the capital, Nicosia. It extends to the west bank of the Elia River at an altitud...

Kato Moni Village

According to Nearchos Klirides, the name of the village shows that the area previously had a monastery and that at about 3 kilometers southw...

Kato Pyrgos

Kato Pyrgos is the head village of the Tilliria area. It is built at the bottom of the Troodos Mountains, at the most beautiful and largest ...

Klirou

Klirou is a village in the district of Nicosia in Cyprus and according to the inventory in 2001, Klirou has about 1.551 residents. It is loc...

Kokkinotrimithia Village

Kokkinotrimithia is a village in the Nicosia district in Cyprus and it is about 11 kilometres from the city of Nicosia. According to the inv...

Korakou Village

Korakou was a mixed village of the Nicosia district until 1964 and later it became a Greek only village. It is located in the geographical a...

Kythrea Village

Kythrea is an occupied suburb of Cyprus, 12 kilometres northwest of Cyprus, northeast of Nicosia. It is an independent municipality of the N...

Lakatamia

Lakatamia is a suburb in Nicosia and has been an independent municipality since 1986.Lakatamia is split into Upper and Lower Lakatamia and i...

Latsia

Latsia is a suburb in Nicosia and has been an independent municipality since the 23rd of February 1986. It is located 7 kilometres from N...

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