Full-Day Tour of Nicosia: The World's Last Divided City

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8 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Pick-up service are provided to hotels in Yeroskipou, Paphos, and Limassol.

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What You'll Do
  • Experience the unique atmosphere of the world's last divided city
  • Admire St. John's Cathedral
  • Discover the rich history of Nicosia at the Leventis Municipal Museum
  • Shop for beautiful handicrafts, fine silks, and exquisite Turkish pottery
  • Marvel at Selimiye Mosque/St. Sophia Cathedral
Discover the world's last divided city during this full-day tour of Nicosia. Learn the rich history of the capital of Cyprus. Enjoy the Nicosia's medieval atmosphere, and cross the U.N. buffer zone to visit both the Greek and Turkish sections of the city.
What to Expect
Cross the border in the world's last divided city during this full-day tour of Nicosia from Yeroskipou.

Nicosia lies roughly at the center of Cyprus, with a rich history that can be traced back to the Bronze Age. The heart of the city, enclosed by 16th-century Venetian walls, is dotted with museums, ancient churches, and medieval buildings, yet this city center is split in two, leaving Nicosia the only capital city in the world to remain divided by force. Crossing between North and South Nicosia was restricted until recently, but is now quite simple.

Begin in your day of sightseeing and exploration in South Nicosia. Admire 18th-century murals illustrating important moments in Cypriot religious history. Explore the city's history during a guided tour of the Leventis Municipal Museum. Enjoy free time for lunch or shopping. Visit workshops where craftsmen such as candle makers, blacksmiths, cobblers, and tailors remain true to their traditional crafts.

You'll then be taken on a walking tour across the U.N. buffer zone into North Nicosia. This predominantly Turkish half of the divided city retains much of the vestiges of a long bygone era. Browse the Market Square for Turkish pottery, silks, and ornaments. Then visit Selimiye Mosque/St. Sophia Cathedral, a 13th-century Gothic cathedral transformed into a mosque in the 16th century by the Ottomans.
What's Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off service
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Checkpoint formalities (e.g. border fees)
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
  • Gratuities
What to Remember
You will need to present your passport during the U.N. border crossing.

Please bring or wear clothing appropriate for visiting churches and monasteries.

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