Nicosia is the centrally located capital of Cyprus and the largest city on the island. It is divided into Northern (Turkish) and Southern (Greek) Cyprus. The ‘Green Line’ cuts the city into two sides.
Nicosia's sights are concentrated in and around the Old City, surrounded by a picturesque star-shaped city wall whose moat has been converted into a pleasant park. Wandering around the Old City is an interesting experience in itself, although some buildings (esp. those near the Green Line) are derelict and crumbling.
Things to See & Do
* Old City
* Cyprus Museum
* Cafes, shops & restaurants
* The Green Line - views of the city from the Watch tower
* Shopping along Ledra Street
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Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Greek, Turkish
Land Area – 2,516 km²
Population – 250,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 357
Port Location – Nicosia is accessible from ports at Limassol and Larnaca.
Travel Links – Larnaca Airport (code LCA) (40km, 30min drive) has scheduled flights to all major European cities. An airport shuttle bus operates between LCA and Nicosia.
Limassol (80km away) and Larnaca (40 km away) ports both have passenger terminals with ferry and cruise ship services to the Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Greece.