Nicosia the capital of Cyprus
Nicosia Bronze Age city of Cyprus stands beautifully on the banks of River Pedieos in the central of Cyprus
Come and enjoy the bare bone city of various empires and kingdoms still alive today in form of ancient constructions, museums and antiques
Nicosia is the largest city and the capital of Cyprus. Nicosia since Bronze Age has integrated the rudiments of several empires and the kingdoms of all those who had ruled it over years since several centuries. The city being located in the central of Cyprus is also the most populated city of the island. It is located moreover near the centre of the Mesaoria plain that is on the banks of the River Pedieos. Nicosia also functions as the financial and administrative hub of the island; along with this, it has offices of most of the embassies and foreign companies. There are many universities, colleges and educational facilities attracting foreign students and local students both. For the educational, administration and business facilities, Nicosia has developed into a fully cosmopolitan city.
Till date, in Nicosia we can see the past still alive in the form of old constructions, narrow streets, and stone gates and so on. Present Nicosia sprawls wide for several kilometers and at has engulfed its surrounding villages and settlements into the city. Nicosia expanded by merging the villages and other settlements, otherwise old Nicosia was very small and could be covered on foot only. New Nicosia can be roamed through its well extensive bus services and Taxi services. If you want to have a cheaper mode of transport in the city then bikes are the best alternative to Taxis and buses.
Nicosia holds different attractions for the tourists that are apart the attractions of beaches and nightlife that actually pulls tourists to Cyprus. Nicosia cafes are very popular for the flavored Cypriot coffee that it offers to its visitors. The old Nicosia has very famous museums and churches built centuries ago. Nicosia is a city with ample of greens and woods, and so does the Northern and Southern Nicosia can be seen being divided by the greens.
Business people, international students and tourists who love more often visit Nicosia to seen ancient museums, old traditions and love shopping. Unlike other cities, Nicosia has many shops from where one can buy old, ancient crafts and art works and many more things. Cyprus museum, Byzantine museum, National Struggle, Leventis Municipal Museum and others are some of the worth visiting museums of Nicosia. Youth are attracted with Nicosia’s ‘The Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum’ for the variety of motorcycles displayed to the extent of 150 motorcycles. Nicosia Municipal Theatre has year round the culture programs ongoing for the visitors. The tourists for the various exhibitions and cultural events that it organizes visit Famagusta Gate, one of the oldest gates of Nicosia.
Nicosia airport is closed and so the closest airport to Nicosia is Larnaca at a distance of 50 kilometers. Airport shuttle buses run between the Larnaca airports to the city Nicosia for the convenience of the tourists. The city also has cheap and reasonable private taxi and bus services that carry you to other cities of Cyprus. People come to city via seaports too; Larnaca and Limassol seaports are the two ports from where passengers coming from Egypt, Lebanon, Greece and Israel take road transport to reach the city.