The Walled City of South and North Nicosia
You may call it Nicosia, Lefkosa or Lefkosia. Its the name given to the capital of the island which is the only divided capital in the Europe. So don't miss the opportunity to see the historical sights of the walled city of Nicosia.
You may call it Nicosia, Lefkosa or Lefkosia. Its the name given to the capital of the island which is the only divided capital in the Europe. The history of the city dates back to Bronze Age. Today we shall walk in the old city of the capital which is surrounded with walls. In the old times there were 3 gates to enter the old city. Kyrenia, Famagusta and Paphos Gate. We shall walk from South Nicosia to North Nicosia while we see the St. Sophia Cathedral, Buyuk Han, Omerge Mosque, Tahtakale , Ermu Street and many other historical sights dating from many different civilisations. The lunch will be at a local restaurant with a traditional dish. Free time in the market. Many historical sights will be seen on this excursion which will make your day an unforgettable one.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Nicosia Municipality in South Nicosia.
End location: Nicosia Municipality in South Nicosia.
Duration: 5 hours
The tour is on foot in Nicosia.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - For extra drinks and toilets.
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Sirin is an excellent guide, friendly and knowledgeable, with fluent English. She certainly showed us the sites of historical and cultural importance, but Nicosia is also interesting for its present position as a divided city, and, without touching on the overtly political, she helped us better understand the background for that. She showed care for our comfort and took that into consideration - like a coffee stop when a walk was long! I would recommend her highly.