I come from the city of Nicosia, a city dating back 3000 years. Its most characteristic feature are the Venetian walls (built in 1567) with 11 bastions surrounding the old city. If one takes a closer look it is a bustling and expanding city with a strong youthful community as it is a regional education center with numerous universities and colleges and a growing community of startup companies and young entrepreneurs. Above all, Nicosia is a friendly city open to every person or family that wants to have a relaxing time, either walking through the old town, seeing the architecture and museums, watch artisans create traditional or modern artifacts or musicians perform.
I have studied and worked as an architect (in the UK, Ireland, and Cyprus) and as an industrial designer (in the automotive sector in Italy). I am currently a freelance designer, working on various graphic design projects, medical illustration and 3D industrial design projects.
Apart from my professional calling, I have been involved in activities regarding nature observation and environmental sustainability. The founder of a nature club at school in the late 1980's, I took up a leading role in organizing talks, field trips and recycling initiatives at a time when there was little interest for such issues. I am a freelance writer with articles published in local newspapers and a member of a local environmental society. I have been an amateur birdwatcher since childhood, aspiring to use my knowledge to offer a beautiful birdwatching experience and enhance ecotourism services in Cyprus. During my studies and work experience abroad I have met people coming from all walks of life and from all continents.
I am always interested to being introduced to foreign cultures. Whether you are here in Nicosia for business or pleasure I will be glad to show you around Nicosia, by creating a tour tailored to your needs.
A Recent Review of this guide
We get to know the history of cyprus and the contrast between both sides of the cities. Chris was very friendly and making us feel very comfortable. We had an excellent time!!
Bachelor of Architecture from Mackintosh School of Art (Glasgow University).
Master of Transportation Design (with work experience) from Istituto Europeo di Design (Torino).
ACTIVITIES RELATED TO PROTECTION OF NATURE:
Founder of Flora and Fauna Society at the English School, Nicosia
Participation in Marine Turtle Conservation Project at Lara Beach, Cyprus
Freelance writer and member of "Green Shield" (local environmental group with newspaper and website)
Amateur birdwatcher for 25 years, recent participant at events of Birdlife Cyprus.
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you into archaeological museums and sites.
My car can fit up to 3 people comfortably. Please inquire for larger groups.