Nicosia City Breaks

A historic centre, a modern vibe

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.

Your Nicosia City questions, answered

Nicosia City offers dishes from around Cyprus, including traditional meals like kebabs and souvlaki (grilled meats), plus plenty of vegetable-based dishes, and sweet and savoury pies and pastries.

You’re never too far from a beach on Cyprus. The nearest to Nicosia City is a 45-minute drive north by car. Or head southeast on a day trip for some of the island’s best beaches.

Children are well catered for in Nicosia City. Many museums have areas for children and The Mall of Cyprus has play areas and lots of kids’ activities.

Best things to do in Nicosia City

Get cultured

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.