What to Do
If you are a collector or fan of vintage items, pay a visit to the Nicosia Flea Market, an indoor space in Kaimakli with over 50 exhibitors offering mostly vintage items (including clothes) up for sale. Here you’ll find vintage typewriters, old sewing machines, rare books and many more treasures. The Flea Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm, year-round.
The city also has a range of vintage furniture shops selling second hand furniture and decorations. Also, an array of colourful fresh fruits and vegetables –the produce of local farmers – are on sale at the OXI Open Market every Saturday and Wednesday at Constanza Bastion.
The Cyprus Handicraft Centre in Strovolos is an outlet for producing and selling traditional folk art and crafts. Visitors experience the artists engaged in traditional crafts at the workshops, such as embroidery and lace making, tapestry, weaving, basketry, woodcarving, pottery, metalwork (copperware and silver), leather and garment making. An exhibition displays the various handicrafts, along with other items such as ceramic tiles and ancient figures, whilst a wide range of the authentic Cypriot handmade goods can also be purchased at the shop.