Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus and lies roughly at the centre of the island.
The city is the last divided capital of Europe with a rich, 6,000 year long history, bearing witness to the turbulent past of Cyprus. Nicosia is uniquely comprised of an ancient, walled city and a modern, fast-paced metropolis that is the epicentre of the island’s business and commercial activity.
Nicosia has been the capital of Cyprus for over one thousand years and is the administrative, commercial, financial, religious, higher educational and cultural centre of the island.
Cosmopolitan, glamorous and bustling, there is no end to the options that Nicosia provides, blending the current with the traditional. Its retail experience ranges from town centres and malls to traditional boutique shops along winding streets. Leisure and nightlife options are a mixture of the popular and exclusive, with trendy bars hidden amidst historically rich monuments. A wealth of interesting museums and galleries combine history with entertainment for all the family and its selection of cuisine is equally as diverse as its overall character.
The surrounding rural areas of the region offer sporting pursuits such as hiking and cycling in picturesque countryside and mountain villages.
A city always on the go, the many layers of Nicosia’s various attractions and features make it the island’s capital in every sense.