Nicosia, Cyprus

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The island’s multicultural capital blends the Old Town’s rich with high-end retail, culture and entertainment.

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Lefkosia (Nicosia), the island’s capital, combines both old and new in a busy modern commercial and business centre and a centuries-old culture. The centre of the city is its old quarter surrounded by a Venetian sandstone fortress wall with a moat and heart-shaped bastions.

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The new town spreads beyond the walls with modern high-rise buildings, office blocks, shops and pavement cafes, expanding into suburban residential areas. Lefkosia offers the best in shopping and Stassicratous street is the place for the ultimate shopping experience.

Highlights

  • Must See Of the city’s main sights, the Cyprus Museum houses the best collection of archaeological crafts on the island, including a first century AD Roman statuette of Aphrodite and the original mosaic of Leda and the Swan, while the Leventis Municipal Museum depicts the history of the town.
  • Local Specialties Mezedes , a large selection of traditional delicacies. Halloumi Cheese fried , thick halloumi slices dipped in a flour and butter mixture. Cyprus Coffee, strong, delicious and aromatic. Pitsilia Wine Route, explore the picturesque villages and the local wines.
  • Entertainment Music Day 2015 - Cultural - Concert - 2015-06-20 - 2015-06-20 Expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere. 3rd Cyprus International Performance Art Festival - Cultural 2015-06-19 - 2015-06-25 Live Performances, Exhibition and Screenings. Musical Journey in the Mediterranean Cultural - Concert - 2015-07-09 - 2015-07-09 Community Outreach Concerts. International Festival of Greek Drama 2015 2015-07-12 - 2015-07-30 Theatre Performances programme at Skali Amphitheatre, Aglantzia. Open Air German Film Nights 2015 - Cultural - 2015-06-17 - 2015-10-02 By the Goethe Institute in Lefkosia.

Landmarks

  • Archaeological Sites and Cultural Monuments Visit the Faneromeni Church, a wonderful church in the Lefkosia old city. Agios Ioannis Cathedral, a small Franco - Byzantine style chapel with an astonishing interior. Holy Cross Catholic Church, a beautiful church that dates back to 1900. Pyli Ammochostou, the most important of the gates of Venetian. The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios is one of the most imperative examples of urban Cypriot architecture. Archbishop's Palace, a religious, national and political monument

  • Hilton Park Hotel 1,
  • Achaion Street, 2413 Egkomi
  • P.O Box 22013,
  • CY- 1516 Nicosia, Cyprus