Paphos -Kyrenia Gate Private Tour
The walled city of the Nicosia is the capital of the island which is divided into 2 parts. In the old days there were 3 gates to enter the city. Today with this excursion you are going to see 2 of them including the St. Sophia Cathedral, Buyuk Han and the Bedesten. If you are interested in history and want to see the capital of the island this tour is just ideal for you.
Paphos Gate is one of the Gates that was built during the Lusignan period to enter the old city of Nicosia. Now its in the South Nicosia. We shall start our excursion from there and walk to Ledra street while we pass thru the old houses that was built during the Ottoman period. After crossing the border on foot we see St. Sophia Cathedral, Bedesten, Buyuk Han, Closed market, Arasta, Samanbahce Houses and the second Gate of the walled city of Nicosia. This Gate is known as Kyrenia Gate. While you get to see these old sights you hear all about the history of Byzantine, Lusignan, Venetian, Ottoman and English period. If you have a limited time this tour is ideal for you to see the nicest sights in Nicosia. You will also have some free time if you like to do shopping such as souvenirs.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - For lunch and souvenirs
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We really enjoyed our tour! Sirin gave us an interesting overview of the history and culture of Cyprus and the city. Especially the mosque and the caravanserai in the northern part of Nicosia were highlights!