Although it is the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia is still a hidden gem for many travellers. Nicosia (Turkish Lefkoşa, Greek Λευκωσία) is situated in the centre of the island and therefore doesn´t seem to be attractive to many visitors who came for sea and sun.
The capital of Cyprus has a very rich history and, what many travellers don’t know, intact city walls from the 16th century. This city walls are designed in a perfect circle with a diameter of 1.6 kilometres. The historic centre inside the walls is divided exactly in the middle, with 2 checkpoints open for pedestrians only. These checkpoints are open 24/7, please check ENTRY REQUIREMENTS for details.
While the southern part of Nicosia is a more standardized European city with all the well-known food and cloth chains being present, the northern part has an exotic oriental flair.