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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > Cyprus > Nicosia


Nicosia. Pop. 309,500. Currency Euro and Cyprus Pound. Language Greek and Turkish. Time Zone GMT + 2 hours. Nearest Airport - Larnaca International Airport LCA. Due to Nicosia International Airport lying in the United Nations controlled Buffer Zone, separating the two zones, it has been inoperable since 1974. Best Time to go – spring and summer. Nicosia (known as Ledra or Ledrae in ancient times) is the capital and largest city in Cyprus. It is still effectively partitioned into 2 zones: 270,00 in the Greek zone; and 84,893 in the Turkish zone (2004 figures). Indeed Nicosia is known as the world's last divided capital. Nicosia's sights are concentrated in and around the Old City, surrounded by a picturesque star-shaped city wall with a host of historical and cultural attractions including: Byzantine Museum; National Struggle Museum; House of the Dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios; Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre; Nicosia Municipal Theatre; and the Hamam Omerye. Visitors can also cross over to Northern Cyprus and the northern side of Nicosia via the checkpoint near the Ledra Palace hotel, on the western side of the city wall.


Nicosia Hotel Reservations

Nicosia Hotels Reservation including – Holiday Inn Nicosia, Castelli Hotel Nicosia, Nicosia City Centre Hotel and Nicosia City Center Hotel.

Selimiye Mosque in Nicosia island of Cyprus

Castelli Hotel Nicosia

The Castelli Hotel, is a 3 star hotel with 46 rooms. The Castelli is good value for money and an excellent base for going into Occupied Cyprus and also to Ledra Street. It is also right in the heart of city making every attraction, including the beautiful Laiki Yitonia, within easy walking distance.

Castelli Hotel Nicosia

Nicosia - wikitravel

Nicosia is the world's last divided capital. The barbed wire and guardtowers of the Green Line cut the town in two, with the northern side being the capital of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the southern half being the capital of the Republic of Cyprus.

Nicosia Municipality

Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus for some one thousand years, is the island’s largest and leading city. It is the administrative, commercial, cultural, educational and religious centre of our country, and is also geographically at the centre of the island.

University of Cyprus

Offers comprehensive academic programs in the arts, sciences, humanities, engineering, management, and law. Some content is only in Greek.

Nicosia - wikipedia

Nicosia, known locally as Lefkosia, is the capital and largest city of Cyprus. Located on the Pedieos(Kanlidere) river and situated roughly in the centre of the island, it is the seat of government as well as the main business centre. Nicosia is the center and capital of an administrative district (Nicosia District). Despite the recent symbolic gestures shown by both communities in removing small sections of the dividing wall, it still remains the only divided capital city in the world.


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