Nicosia is one of the oldest cities in the world, after all the first settlements in appeared here in the 7th century BC. e. It is a unique city, it is the divided capital of two states simultaneously – Northern Cyprus and the Republic of Cyprus. Nicosia today is the business and administrative center of the island, here are all government offices and offices of large companies. In addition, it is a cultural capital with a huge number of museums, exhibition halls, architectural attractions. You will see the splendor of the Old City, in which there are no modern shopping centers, nightclubs and expensive restaurants, only old oriental bazaars, souvenir and antique shops, colorful taverns. You will visit the Cathedral of St. John, the Church of Phanereni and Chrysaliniotissa and the Salimiye Mosque, created in the best traditions of eastern luxury. All this is enclosed by an ancient wall, with the amazing beauty of the fortress gates, recognized as the best restored object of antiquity in Europe. To inspect the sights of both parts of the capital, you will have to pass border control.
Recommended: comfortable shoes, headdress, water, passport.