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Gastronomy

Cypriot cuisine is a combination of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern tastes that offers a gastronomic experience unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.

From traditional tavernas to modern, gourmet restaurants, visitors are sure to get their fill of delicious recipes and exquisite meals in Nicosia.

Shopping / Nightlife

Like all modern European capitals, Nicosia is a city that has it all. Ledras and Onasagorou streets in the old city are full of souvenir shops and stores with traditional Cypriot goods. Makarios Avenue and Stasikratous street in the new city feature name-brand stores for high-class shopping.

Outside the city limits, spacious shopping malls are popular destinations for both shopping and recreation.
At night, bars, clubs and venues all over the city keep the party going well into the night.

Events

For business or pleasure, Nicosia is the ultimate destination in Cyprus for hosting events.

With modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art venues, the Cypriot capital is host to many events year-round, both public and private.

Art heritage & Culture
 
Nicosia’s rich history and cultural importance is evidenced by the large number of museums, art galleries and cultural landmarks that can be found all over the city. The old city features the most historic sites around the famous Faneromeni Church.
 
Artisan shops continue to produce outstanding traditional instruments and art works, while avant-garde galleries showcase modern cultural creations of a lively, culturally-rich city.
Travelling Through History with Nicosia Train Tour

Nicosia Sidewalks Shopkeepers Association is encouraging visitors to Nicosia to take a journey deep into the heart of the capital with the Nicosia Train ‘A Walk In History’ tour.’

Beginning at Plateia Eleftherias, passengers can choose from four distinctive routes within the city’s walls, all of which promise to offer a chance to discover an authentic side to the old town, and an insight into its history and culture.  

The train’s comfortable, open sided wagons allow tourists to sit back, relax and enjoy a unique view of the picturesque pedestrian streets, and includes stops at over 40 iconic must-see attractions such as Laiki Geitonia,  the Leventis Municipal Museum the City Hall.

An ideal activity for families and friends alike, the tours last between 15-45 minutes, with some stops at landmark sites along the way.
Offering commentary in both Greek and English, the tour runs every 40 minutes from 11:00 until 19:00, all over the year.

Note: Every Thursday at 13:00 you could enjoy for free one of the four fascinating provided by the Nicosia Train:

Route 1: Ledras & Onasagorou Streets (15 minutes)
Route 2: Archbishopric area (40 minutes)
Route 3: Paphos Gate area (25 minutes)
Route 4: Famagusta Gate area (40 minutes)
Starting Point: Plateia Eleftherias (Freedom Square)

For more information please check www.nicosiatrain.com

 
Nicosia Historical Tour by Bike

The tour will take place every Tuesday in Nicosia and can accommodate up to 10 persons.

> Starting point is Solomos Square - Central Bus station.

> Starting time 10:00 (All clients must be there by 09:30 for bike adjustments)

Description
The bike tour lasts for 3,5 to 4 hours.Our comprehensive tours especially designed to include all major sites in the last divided capital of the world. Starting from Solomos square we will head into the cosmopolitan and culturally diversified Ledras and Faneromenis Street.

Then, we’ll bike towards the Old Municipality and Marketplace through the narrow streets heading towards the historic and oldest school of secondary education, the Pancyprian Gymnasium, established in 1812. The school is situated opposite the Ayios Ioannis Cathedral and Archbishopric. From there, we continue riding around Taktakalas area with its narrow streets and graphic beauty reaching Zemenides residence, Ayios Kassianos church and Aksiotheas street to admire the distinctive traditional architecture of the old “archontika”.

Our journey into history continues with our visit to Kaimakli Cultural Centre and the Old Railway Station, constructed in 1905 by the British and operated until 1951. From there, we head back towards the old city walls and the impressive Famagusta Gate, the hallmark of the old walled city, and its interesting history since it was built in 1567 by the Venetians. Towards the end of our tour we will cycle along the old city walls so you can enjoy more features of the historic city from the saddle of your bike. Our tour and bike experience concludes with our visit to the Liberty Monument which depicts an important element of the island’s history!

The price is €45 and includes Bike Guide, bike rental and Helmet. Bookings accepted at or by phone at 24332112 or 97702200. We guarantee that the tour will run through October with no minimum participation.

Please call us for conditions and details.

Tailor made tours in different dates or other areas can be arranged upon request.

If you want to print the flyer you can download here.

For any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Nicosia Free Guided Tours

Nicosia, a town with more than 6000 years of history has lots to offer to the visitors. Walking in the city, the visitor gets to know its history of many centuries and its tradition, but also understanding the constant cultural activity and development. The walks in Nicosia are based upon this philosophy.

The walks are offered free of charge A qualified tourist guide welcomes the visitors and escorts them in the walk. They are organized throughout the year and are conducted in English.

• The Past restored: Pallouriotissa and Kaimakli (bus and walking tour)*
Monday. 10:00-13:00 (Starting point: CTO Information Office)
For bookings: 22674264

• Discover the old Nicosia and its walls *
Thursday/10:00-13:00 (Starting point: CTO Information Office)

• Nicosia outside the Venetian walls; its past and present
Wednesday/10:00-13:00 (Starting point: CTO Information Office)

• Cyprus Archaeological Museum Tour
Tuesday & Friday/ 11:00-12:30
(Starting Point: Musem Entrance)

* OFFERED BY THE NICOSIA MUNICIPALITY IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CYPRUS TOURISM
ORGANISATION AND THE CYPRUS TOURIST GUIDES ASSOCIATION

The tours are conducted by CTO Licensed Tourist Guides
Guided Tours are free of charge
Museum Admission Fees Apply

Every walk lasts 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 30 minute break. It is wisely advised that all the participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Furthermore, a hat or a cap is essential for the summer months.


Further information:
Nicosia Tourism Board
Tel : +357 22889600

Cyprus Tourism Organisation Information Office - Laiki Geitonia
Tel: +357 22674264

Cyprus Museum
Tel: +357 22865854

Nicosia outside the Venetian walls: Wednesday tour





Kaimakli: Monday tour





Xrysaliniotissa: Thursday tour





Museum: Tuesday & Friday tour