According to educationvv, the city of Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus. Iit is the only capital that is divided into two parts. The Greek part of Nicosia is the capital of thegreekPart of Cyprus, while the Turkish part of Nicosia is the capital of the Turkish part of Cyprus.
But no matter which side, the Greek or the Turkish, you are on the way, you will find a wide range of sights. There are many neighborhoods, squares and streets not to be missed in Nicosia.
An absolute must is the Atatürk. It was named after the founder of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The square is centrally located in the Turkish part of Nicosia. There is a Venetian column right in the center of Ataturkplatz. Other squares, neighborhoods and streets are the Green Line, Astromeritis, Laiki Jitonia, Ledra Street, etc.
monuments there are enough in Nicosia. Most of them depict heroes of the independence and civil wars.
The Famagusta Gate is well worth seeing. It stands on Leoforos Athinon in the old town of Nicosia. The gate is the only one of three which is in the south of the city.
The house of Hadjigeorgakis Kornessios is worth a visit. It is the most important building in the city and dates from the eighteenth century. For several years the building was the residence of the translator Hadjigeorgakis Kornessios. The impressive house has been awarded the Europa Nostra Prize since 1988.
The Büyük Han caravanserai is impressive. It is the oldest Turkish building on the whole island and was built in 1572. The caravanserai is in the northern part of the city.
But you should n’t miss the Ledra Observatory either. The observatory is housed in the Shakolas building. The Shakolas building is a twelve-story skyscraper. The observatory is located on its upper floor. From up there you can see the architectural division of the island.
Other special buildings in the city are the archbishop’s palace, the Pancyprian high school and the Venetian city wall.
Also sacred buildings there is enough to explore in Nicosia, whether Christian or Muslim places of worship.
The Agia Fanomerei is something special. The church was built in 1872 from the remains of an old castle and an old convent. Here is the final resting place of the archbishop and that of other bishops who were killed by the Ottomans during the city revolt in 1821. Today the Agia Fanomerei is considered to be the largest sacred building in the city.
The Arabahmet Mosque is located in the Turkish part of Nicosia. The Muslim house of worship dates back to the seventeenth century and is said to be home to a strand of hair from the Muslim prophet.
Other interesting sacred buildings are Nicosia St. John’s Cathedral and the Selimiye Mosque.
Museum lovers won’t miss out on a vacation in Nicosias. There are a number of museums here that you can marvel at. Among them is the Byzantine Museum. The museum displays a world famous collection of Orthodox icons and works of art.
The Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum is also worth seeing. Here you can learn more about the history of motorcycles in Cyprus and marvel at more than one hundred and fifty old motorcycles.
You can get to know sacred art in the Icon Museum. Over a hundred and fifty icons are displayed here.
There are other interesting museums in Nicosia Leventis City Museum, the Coin Museum, the City Art Museum, the Independence Museum and the Cyprus Museum.
Also, theaters and cultural institutions are offered in Nicosia.
The sights mentioned so far are only a small part of what Nicosias actually has to offer. In any case, you can be sure that your vacation in the Turkish-Greek city will not be boring.
The gods are said to be capricious and difficult to please. But Cyprus seems to have lived up to their high standards, because it was not for nothing that they chose the small Mediterranean island to be the birthplace of Aphrodite.
The island offers many beautiful destinations and regions, but what more could be offered than the place on whose beach the goddess of love was born !?
Paphos (also called Pafos) has become one of the most popular destinations in Cyprus. In the past, people came to commemorate the goddess and to give her mercy with gifts. Today the former capital of Cyprus and the surrounding area offer an attractive recreational destination for tourists from around the world.
In “Kato Pafos”, the old part of the city, the cozy harbor invites people to linger. In the numerous, small fish restaurants you can dine wonderfully and the harbor offers a great panorama for a short digestive stroll.
But the archaeological museum, the Byzantine castle, the royal tombs or the temple of the goddess of love Aphrodite are definitely worth a visit.
The area around Cyprus has been left almost untouched during the settlement period, which can be felt today. The area rises slowly over peaceful cedar valleys, forests and vineyards and invites you to explore the monasteries, castles and wineries.
But get an idea of the wonderful landscape for yourself and visit the region around Pafos in Cyprus and let yourself be captivated by the mystical atmosphere.