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Nicosia is the capital of the Republic of Cyprus. The city is one of the oldest capitals in the world. It is older than Cairo and Tehran.

Today Nicosia is divided into two parts because of political controversies. It happened in 1974 when Turkish forces invaded the island and occupied its Northern part and half of the capital. The expansion was stopped by UN peacekeepers. Walking around the center of Nicosia you can come across six checkpoints which represent the border between two parts of the city.

The headquarters of many governmental agencies, major research centers, and embassies of foreign countries are located here, in Nicosia. Central offices of the authorities, which are responsible for the real estate and construction issues are also based in Nicosia.

Tourists attractions of Nicosia

What to visit in Nicosia?

Visit the main shopping street in Nicosia - Ledra street, where you will find many stores, shops, and boutiques with a variety of traditional cypriot products. Nearby is the Faneromeni Church, its name is translated as "the one who appeared." There are three gates in Nicosia, the legacy of the middle ages - Famagusta Gate, Kyrenai Gate and Paphos Gate. Seeing them you will immediately feel the history spirit that prevails here. Archbishop's Palace is another must-see sight in Nicosia. It was rebuilt in the twentieth century, but the new building replicates the ancient Byzantine palace and looks very impressive.

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Paphos

Paphos has a rich cultural history. There you will find the famous baths of Aphrodite and a castle nestled in its picturesque port. The town offers modern hotels and the second international airport of the island. Paphos is a all year round tourist destination.

Ayia napa

Ayia napa and Paralimni are the most famous tourist locations on the eastern coast of Cyprus thanks to their stunning white sandy beaches and wide range of hotels and accommodation which offer great holidays all year round.

Larnaca

Larnaca is home to the island’s main international airport, a marina and various archaeological sites, as well as many beautiful beaches and rural regions. It is the most peaceful town of Cyprus with a real ‘family’ feel.