Nicosia, a tale of two cities walking tour from Paphos
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Nicosia, a tale of two cities walking tour from Paphos

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£39.00
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language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 8 hours
Do this because
  • Witness two very different worlds in one city during this tour of Nicosia
  • Explore St. John's Cathedral, an example of the Franco-Byzantine style unique to Cyprus
  • Get lost in the maze of winding streets, churches, squares, and ornate buildings
  • Hear fascinating tales of the city's rich history and culture
  • Immerse yourself in the modern city life of Ledra Street
What to expect

Join an unforgettable tour to Nicosia, the world's last divided capital. Your journey begins with a scenic drive past the grand Venetian walls that encircle the old city and through the restored Famagusta Gate to visit St. John's Cathedral. This beautiful 14th-century Byzantine church is adorned with unique frescoes and built on the ruins of a Benedictine Monastery. You'll then wander through the heart of the old quarter, exploring the charming medieval narrow streets filled with beautifully listed buildings and traditional craft shops known as "Laiki Geitonia".

Next, you'll head to the popular pedestrian shopping area, Ledra Street, where you'll have plenty of time to shop, explore, and have lunch while soaking up the vibrant city atmosphere. From here, you'll have the option to cross the infamous "Green Line" checkpoint into Turkish-occupied areas to discover the surviving Ayia Sofia church, now turned mosque, the bustling market square, and even the island's largest caravanserai, the Buyuk Han.

Throughout the tour, you'll learn about the fascinating history, culture, and traditions of Nicosia from an expert guide. Whether you choose to stay in the southern sector or venture across the Green Line, this tour offers a unique glimpse into the vibrant city of Nicosia.

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What's included
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What's not included
  • x_not_included Food and drinks
Where
Meeting point:
Pickup service is only available for hotels within the areas of Paphos and Coral. You'll indicate your pickup location at checkout.
What to remember

Know in advance:

  • Please check your email as the local operator will send you a confirmation of pickup time and place
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water
  • Infants (age 0-2) can join the tour for free

Remember to bring

  • Please bring your passport as you'll have the option to cross the Green Line buffer zone, which separates the southern and northern sectors of the city
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Provider
MTS SUMMERTIMES TRAVEL
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

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4.6/5

Based on 5 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - March 2024

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    Excellent guide (Eve), very well organised trip, comfortable coach. We learnt a lot about the history of Cyprus and crossing the green line was intere ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - March 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    We enjoyed our day trip the guide was very informative with all the information, very helpful and knowledgeable .

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - March 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Very interesting and informative Driver excellent felt very safe in his hands The tour guide was superb lots of information given with lots of passio ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Excellent day out. A thorough introduction to the history of Cyprus, very interesting. The walk around Nicosia enjoyable, relaxed and informative. We ...

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - October 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Although the journey was long (there was a pit stop!) the tour was great. Yannis our guide was very informative and passed on some excellent knowledge ...

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Nicosia, a tale of two cities walking tour from Paphos
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