Nicosia is the world's last divided capital. The barbed wire and guardtowers of the Green Line cuts the town in two, with the northern side being the capital of the self-proclaimed Northern Cyprus and the southern half being the capital of the Republic of Cyprus.
The Old City with its museums and churches makes for a very pleasant walk, whilst the comparative lack of tourist allows the city to retain more of an authentically Cypriot air than the resorts of the southern coast. Take a walk along the Venetian Walls of the old city and do not miss the Green Line, the boundary that now divides North from South. Being the financial and administrative centre of the island, Nicosia is also one of the best places for serious shoppers.
Where to Eat & Drink
Fantastic little cafes, restaurants and bars along Onasagorou & Ledras Streets invite you in for a Cypriot coffee, a great cocktail or even dinner and lunch, so just walk around and see which ones take your fancy. Starting late in the afternoon, the two streets and their surrounding neighborhoods effortlessly turn into a buzzing area where you can spend your evening in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that has established the area as a favorite amongst the local crowd. Look around for events featuring the coolest DJ's in town.