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THINGS TO DO IN NICOSIA
The center of the Old City of Nicosia is surrounded by ancient walls and is filled with narrow streets, charming squares, and historic landmarks. You can take a walk and explore to learn more about the city’s history and culture.
Is the island’s national museum and houses an impressive collection of artifacts from the ancient Cypriot civilization. You can learn about the island’s history and culture from prehistory to the modern era.
Nicosia’s nightlife scene is vibrant and diverse, catering to all tastes and preferences. From trendy bars and clubs to traditional tavernas and music venues, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling city after dark.
Nicosia’s gastronomy scene is a true delight for foodies, with a wide range of flavors and cuisines to discover. From traditional Cypriot dishes to international cuisine, there is something to suit every palate and preference in this vibrant city.
Phaneromeni Church was built in 1872 next to an ancient Orthodox nunnery and is the largest church within the walls. The marble mausoleum located east of the church contains the remains of bishops and other clerics executed by the Ottomans in 1821 in reprisals for the beginning of the Greek War of Independence.
The Walls of Nicosia were built by the Venetians in the 16th century in order to defend the city against the Ottoman Turks. Until today, the Venetian Walls are the most well-preserved construction in the city. The original three gates of the walls still survive – Famagusta (Eastern Gate), Pafos (Western Gate) and Kyrenia (Northern Gate)
Laiki Yitonia (50m) is the paved area outside our restaurant, known for its local products and souvenirs “Traditional Pedestrian Quarter”.
THE LEVENTIS MUNICIPAL MUSEUM(70m away) . As the first historical museum of Cyprus, the Leventis Municipal Museum presents the history and social development of the city of Nicosia from the Chalcolithic (3000BC) through the Medieval and Ottoman eras to the present day.