The only divided city in Europe...Nicosia

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Tour Number

Activity Level

223118


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (basic), German (basic), Turkish (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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.

Transportation

On foot

What’s Included

Other: Professional guidance and a cold soft drink is included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euro - For lunch and souvenirs

What’s Extra

Other: Personal purchases and lunch is extra.

Please do not forget to bring your PASSPORT along if you are going to cross from South Cyprus to North Cyprus to take this tour...

A Recent Review of this tour

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!
Kilian Theis

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    223118


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (basic), German (basic), Turkish (fluent)

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