Cosmopolitan, glamorous and bustling, the capital of Lefkosia (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.
There is no end to the options that Lefkosia provides, blending the current with the traditional. Its retail experience ranges from town centres and malls to traditional shopping quarters of winding streets. Its leisure and nightlife is a mixture of the popular and exclusive, with trendy bars that nestle amidst old, historically rich monuments. A wealth of interesting galleries and museums mix with fun entertainment for all the family. And its selection of cuisine is equally as diverse as its overall character.
All at once, you will be transported back to Medieval times at the ancient city that is surrounded by Venetian walls and heart-shaped bastions, and yet, just a heartbeat away you are undoubtedly in a progressive, European capital. As you leave the city and enter the rural areas of the region, a different world unfolds; tranquil and picturesque, stretching across countryside and mountain villages, and offering further pursuits such as hiking and cycling in traditional surroundings.A city always on the go, the many layers of Lefkosia’s various attractions and features make it the island’s capital in every sense.
Nicosia airport is closed and so the closest airport to Nicosia is Larnaca at a distance of 50 kilometers. Airport shuttle buses run between the Larnaca airports to the city Nicosia for the convenience of the tourists. The city also has cheap and reasonable private taxi and bus services that carry you to other cities of Cyprus. People come to city via seaports too; Larnaca and Limassol seaports are the two ports from where passengers coming from Egypt, Lebanon, Greece and Israel take road transport to reach the city.