Ancient and modern combine in Cyprus’s beautiful capital, an intoxicating city that includes everything from contemporary art galleries and speciality coffee shops to lively bars, theatres and a global dining scene. It also houses a unique collection of art and artefacts that give a fascinating insight into a much older incarnation of Cyprus and city life. Nicosia City holidays centre around the atmospheric Old Town, where much of the action is found around Ledra Street and Onasagorou Street – but it’s an area that rewards aimless wandering, so set aside some time to get lost among its winding alleyways.
Don’t miss the Cyprus Museum, the largest and oldest archaeological museum in Cyprus. For a different perspective altogether, catch a contemporary performance at one of the city’s many excellent theatres. With ancient culture, a contemporary buzz, sunny climate and great connections to the rest of the island, holidays to Nicosia City are a brilliant introduction to Cyprus.
Nicosia City boasts an impressive selection of museums, which give visitors the chance to learn more about Cypriot life and history through everything from art to archaeology.
Café culture plays a big part in Nicosia City life. Join in by exploring its many vibrant cafés and sampling strong coffee and sweet treats.
Shop the day away
Nicosia City is the perfect place for retail therapy thanks to its vast selection of contemporary boutiques, vintage stores and food shops selling local herbs, spices and dried foods.