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

Lazanias Village

Lazanias is a community in the district of Nicosia in Cyprus. According to the inventory in 2001 it had 33 residents. History The foun...

Lemithou Village

Lemithou or Lemythou is located in one of the highest areas in Cyprus therefore its climate is cool and in the summer and mild in the winter...

Linou Village

Linou is a village in the Nicosia district, in the geographical area of Solia , around 48 kilometres southwest of the capital of Nicosia. ...

Lythrodontas

Lythrodontas is a village which is built at the foot of Machera mountain area. The colour of the village is green due to the olive trees. Th...

Malounta Village

Malounta is a village in Cyprus, which is located in the district of Nicosia, near the villages Klirou, Arediou and Saint John. During th...

Mammari

Mammari is a village in the district of Nicosia in Cyprus and it is located 16 kilometres west of Nicosia, near the Green Line. It border...

Mathiatis Village

The community of Mathiatis is located in the Nicosia district and is 22 kilometres from the capital. It is a semi-mountainous village with w...

Milikouri Village

Milikouri or Mylikouri is a small picturesque village that is built in a mountainous area of the Troodos mountain range at ab...

Mitsero

Mitsero is a village in the district of Nicosia and is situated about 28 kilometres southwest from the town. It is located 5 kilometres from...

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