Nicosia travel guide

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You're Going to Love Nicosia

Nicosia is the world's last divided capital city and is split at the "Green Line" between Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus and Greek-controlled Southern Cyprus. There are five different checkpoints to cross between the two regions, with the Ledra Street crossing being the most used. Nicosia is popular for its archaeological sites, pristine beaches, and culture.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Nicosia

When to Visit Nicosia

The best time to visit Nicosia is in the summer months between May and August, when the high volume of tourists really brings the city to life with events, tours, and outdoor sports activities.

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How to Get to Nicosia

Airports near Nicosia

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PFO Paphos

Airlines serving Nicosia

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Where to Stay in Nicosia

Holiday Inn Nicosia has a rooftop pool and is located in the center of Old Town, while Centrum Hotel features an on-site bar and serves free breakfast.

Popular Neighborhoods in Nicosia

Where to stay in popular areas of Nicosia

Most booked hotels in Nicosia

How to Get Around Nicosia

The Cost of Living in Nicosia

Shopping Streets

Ledra street is the main shopping thoroughfare, selling jewelry, fabrics, shoes, and other cultural souvenirs. Makariou Avenue features more international stores like H&M and Marks and Spencer.

Groceries and Other

Lemar Supermarket is the biggest grocery store in the North, while Alphamega Acropolis is the largest in the South. A dozen eggs costs ₺10.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
£10.16
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
£53.76
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
£1.27
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
£3.00

Where to Eat in Nicosia

Piatsa Gourounaki offers Greek-style BBQ food in South Nicosia for around ₺40 per person.