The last divided capital
A visit to the medieval and walled city of Nicosia on foot. We drive through the walls and Bastions of Nicosia and Famagusta Gate. We firstly visit the Archbishop's Palace and its surroundings such as St. John's Cathedral, Byzantine Museum with icons from 10th century AD, mosaics 5th century AD and frescoes dated from the 11th century AD. We also stop at the statue of Liberty. Many historical sights remaining from Byzantine, Lusigninian and Ottoman eras will be seen and visited. The Levention Museum of Nicosia will be also be visited. The tour will include its crossing through the popular neighborhood of Nicosia and Ledra street that leads to the checkpoint for the northern part of Nicosia where we will visit St. Sophia Cathedral (12th Century AD) the biggest Gothic Church of Eastern Mediterranean, the closed market and the Buyuk Khan ( 1572 AD).
Lunch in a traditional restaurant (Optional)
A visit will be at the Archeological Museum of Cyprus in Nicosia that covers the History of Cyprus.
Departure from the desired pick up point
Arrive in Walled city - statue of Liberty - Aqueduct, Archbishop's Palace, St. John's Cathedral, Historical square.
Walk through the Popular Neighborhood
Visit Nicosia Museum
Visit North Nicosia
Agia Sofia Mosque
Return to South Nicosia
Lunch at a local Restaurant
Walk through the Phaneromeni Popular Area, Mausoleum
Back to the starting point.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
For passenger starting from Limassol- Larnaca- Agia Napa and Protaras the tour will last approximately 7 hrs
My private car Mercedes E class 200 Avantgarde
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - Lunch and personal expenses.
-Licensed tourist guide by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism for the whole island North and South
-Master's Thesis on Cyprus's recent History
-Dissertation on the Interpretation of Cultural Heritage - An issue of visitors' authentic
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Savvas is an excellent guide, approachable and easy to communicate. His wealth of knowledge is commendable. He answered all of our questions. The tour was interesting, enjoyable and very well paced. The cultural diversity and beautiful neo classical architecture of south Nicosia was unexpected. Armenian lunch was delicious. The buffer zone filled with remnants of events in 1974. The cross over to south Nicosia was a breeze, no queues! Overall, the history of Nicosia was very interesting.