Nicosia’s Green Line

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From Paphos: Nicosia The Last Divided Capital

From Paphos: Nicosia The Last Divided Capital

Explore the captivating narrative of Nicosia, the captivating capital of Cyprus, which stands as one of the last cities in the world that remains divided. As you embark on this journey, your guide will accompany you through the southern part of Nicosia, sharing intriguing insights about the city. Prepare to be enchanted as you discover Nicosia's Old Town, where notable landmarks like the Monument to Liberty and St. John's Cathedral reside. Despite its unassuming exterior, the interior of St. John's Cathedral will amaze you. Immerse yourself in a delightful walking tour of the historic old town, enclosed within the Venetian Walls and primarily designated as a car-free zone. Venture towards the Leventis Museum before crossing the green line, where you'll explore the fascinating St. Sophia Cathedral. Ample leisure time will be offered for shopping or enjoying a delicious lunch at your own pace.

Nicosia: Inside the Buffer Zone, the last divided Capital

Nicosia: Inside the Buffer Zone, the last divided Capital

You will experience an insight into the current situation of the Buffer Zone “Green Line”, on streets that are hard to discover without the experience of a local guide. You will see the Venetian walls and how they form a border around the old city, so unusual that once seen on a map will never be forgotten as a design synonymous with the unique shape of this ancient fortification. Our meeting point is located in a central location to the West of Nicosia and close to the old city. We will meet at a convenient parking lot where facilities are available, just before the Ledra Palace Hotel Checkpoint. The main bus station is an 8-minute walk from our meeting point. We shall commence our walk inside the buffer zone and then explore the south side of the city and follow the infamous “Green line” that cuts through the center, separating the city into southern and northern sections. This division has kept the two major communities, of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots apart for more than four decades. Our journey begins at the Ledra Palace Hotel known in its era as the largest and most majestic hotel in the capital. You will witness life having evolved along either side of this schism, something once impossible to do until recent agreements between the two sides to open border crossings. We will explore Ledra Street located at the heart of the aforementioned walled city now once again rekindled to one of the most popular pedestrian commercial streets accented by abandoned buildings reclaimed by nature through decades of lost time scarred by bullet holes, military outposts, and barricades. We end our walk in the old quarter of the City by the Ledra Street checkpoint, where I will guide you if you want to explore the North side of Lefkosia.

From Limassol: Nicosia The Last Divided Capital

From Limassol: Nicosia The Last Divided Capital

Explore the captivating narrative of Nicosia, the captivating capital of Cyprus, which stands as one of the last cities in the world that remains divided. As you embark on this journey, your guide will accompany you through the southern part of Nicosia, sharing intriguing insights about the city. Prepare to be enchanted as you discover Nicosia's Old Town, where notable landmarks like the Monument to Liberty and St. John's Cathedral reside. Despite its unassuming exterior, the interior of St. John's Cathedral will amaze you. Immerse yourself in a delightful walking tour of the historic old town, enclosed within the Venetian Walls and primarily designated as a car-free zone. Venture towards the Leventis Museum before crossing the green line, where you'll explore the fascinating St. Sophia Cathedral. Ample leisure time will be offered for shopping or enjoying a delicious lunch at your own pace.

Nicosia: Old Town Walking Tour with a Guide

Nicosia: Old Town Walking Tour with a Guide

Cyprus, with its lovely capital of Nicosia, is one of the many islands in the Mediterranean. You may turn it over to see either the Greek or Turkish side. How well-known is it that Nicosia is Europe's last formally divided city? Among the many pedestrians who use Ledra Street, which checkpoints are the most frequently visited? Incredible Venetian buildings may be found in Nicosia. And if you find yourself in one of the Old Town pubs, you must sample one of the daily home-cooked, traditional dinners. Explore Laika Geitonia, Ledra Street, and the great St. John's Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace with an engaging local guide and learn the little-known history of this religiously diverse island.

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