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Famagusta Gate in Cyprus
Famagusta Gate in Cyprus

01

Famagusta Gate
Famagusta Gate is the most important of the three gates of the Venetian Walls of Nicosia in the eastern part of the walls in Old Nicosia. Built in the the 16th century by the Venetians in order to defend the city against the Ottoman Turks.

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Faneromeni Square & Church in Cyprus
Faneromeni Square & Church in Cyprus

02

Faneromeni
Square & Church
Faneromeni Square, is an important historical site located within the historical Venetian walls of Nicosia (Cyprus was conquered by the Venetians).

Direction to Faneromeni
Square & Church

A.G Levenis Gallery in Cyprus
A.G Levenis Gallery in Cyprus

03

A.G Levenis Gallery
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia: The history of the city of Nicosia, from ancient times to the present, constitutes a complex of traditional buildings on Hippocrates Street no.15-17.

Direction to A.G Levenis Gallery
Laiki Geitonia (Traditional Pedestrian Quarter)
Laiki Geitonia (Traditional Pedestrian Quarter)

04

Laiki Geitonia (Traditional Pedestrian Quarter)
Laiki Geitonia is a zone in the old area of Nicosia between the east of Lidras Street and north of the D’Avila Bastion. Its narrow cobbled streets are chock-full of traditional Cyprus architecture and churches and the neibourhood contains many restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops.

Direction to  Laiki Geitonia (Traditional Pedestrian Quarter)
The Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Mansion in Cyprus
The Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Mansion in Cyprus in Cyprus

05

The Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Mansion
The Archontiko (mansion) of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios is the house where the dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios and his family lived between 1793 and 1808.

Direction to The Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Mansion

Old City Architecture in Cyprus
Old City Architecture in Cyprus

06

Old City Architecture
With its 5000 yearlong history, walking is the ideal way to get a feel for the character, history and continual cultural development of Nicosia (Lefkosia). Despite its historical difficulties, Nicosia is still the heart of Cyprus.

Direction to Old City Architecture

Nicosia Beautiful Villages in Cyprus
Nicosia Beautiful Villages in Cyprus

07

Nicosia
Beautiful Villages
Kakopetria – Kalopanayiotis – Pedoulas – Askas – Fikardou
Short distances and modern road networks will facilitate your trip and afford you the opportunity to experience the wild beauty of the Cypriot countryside.

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Venetian Walls in Cyprus
Venetian Walls in Cyprus

08

Venetian Walls
The first walls surrounding Nicosia were built by the Franks in the 14th century and encircled a greater area than the Venetian walls built in the 16th century that still encircle the old town.

Direction to Venetian Walls

Green Line in Cyprus
Green Line in Cyprus

09

Green Line
Nicosia is the only divided city in Europe after Turkey invaded the island in 1974 and occupied the northern part of Cyprus. There is a UN buffer zone which splits the capital walking near the green line evokes an eeriness.

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Nicosia Monasteries in Cyprus
Nicosia Monasteries in Cyprus

10

Nicosia Monasteries
Machairas – Kykkos – Agios Iraklidios – Lampadistis
The Mesaoria region, scattered with small villages and ancient monasteries, lies west of Nicosia. If you’ve got your own means of transport, it’s a great day out from the capital.

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Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory in Cyprus
Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory in Cyprus

11

Shacolas Tower Museum
& Observatory
The Shacolas Tower houses a museum which combines a modern museum with an unimpeded and striking panoramic view of the entire city. It can be found on the 11th floor of the tower.

Direction to Shacolas Tower Museum
& Observatory

Archbishop’s Palace & Byzantine Museum in Cyprus
Archbishop’s Palace & Byzantine Museum in Cyprus

12

Archbishop’s Palace
& Byzantine Museum
It was no ordinary Archbishop who lived here; it was Cyprus’ first ever president, the famous Archbishop Makarios III himself.

Direction to Archbishop’s Palace
& Byzantine Museum

Old City Little Cafes & Restaurants in Cyprus
Old City Little Cafes & Restaurants in Cyprus

13

Old City Little
Cafes & Restaurants
Onasagorou & Ledras Streets invite you with open arms with their great little cafes, restaurants and welcome you in for a traditional Cyprus coffee.

Direction to Old City Little
Cafes & Restaurants

Nicosia UNESCO Churches with Frescoes in Cyprus
Nicosia UNESCO Churches with Frescoes in Cyprus

14

Nicosia UNESCO Churches with Frescoes
Of the ten churches nine are situated in the District of Nicosia: Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis (St. Nicholas of the Roof.

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Shopping at Makarios Avenue, Stassicratous & Ledras Street in Cyprus
Shopping at Makarios Avenue, Stassicratous & Ledras Street in Cyprus

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Shopping at Makarios Avenue, Stassicratous & Ledras Street
Walk along Makarios Avenue and Stassicratous Street which incorporate upmarket clothing and jewelry shops.

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