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Lefkosia (Nicosia) | Feel the Heart Beat in the City
Some like to visit the capital to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, others are drawn by the various culinary delights dished up by its great number of swish restaurants and local eateries. Whatever your preference, multi- cultural Lefkosia (Nicosia) has something for everyone.
While the central down town area boasts a modern vibe, a walk through the old city is where the traditional charm of the world’s last divided capital really springs to life.
Surrounded by a grandiose Venetian wall standing as a majestic backdrop to a fast contemporary pace, every inch of the area is a discovery in itself. Let yourselves get lost in the winding pebbled streets of the old town and you’ll be beckoned by overgrown purple bougainvilleas, small craft shops, and traditional taverns offering great alfresco dining opportunities.
Walk a little further afield towards the old Faneromeni Square and you’ll find yourselves submersed in a hip new hangout. Then there’s
the undeniable charm of the sandstone Famagusta Gate that once led into the old city, with the
surrounding area now home to a number of cultural institutions and theatres nestled between grand old houses cradling resident artist workshops. And whether you have a soft spot for ancient archaeological relics or top modern art, there’s a museum for every taste.
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