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Lakatamia Travel Guide, Cyprus

All About Lakatamia, Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus is one of the most famous and most visited Mediterranean Islands. It is a Eurasian island country which is divided into six districts Nicosia, Famagusta, Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos.

Nicosia is the capital and an important city that is famous for its Venetian Walls. There is a residential district on the outskirts of the town, in Nicosia District called Lakatamia. The name came from the word “alakatia” which apparently means “abundant in the village of the old”. The town is separated into two entities, Upper and Lower Lakatamia. Until the mid-1950’s, the village was occupied by Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

Two small villages united under the name Lakatamia which is now a suburb in Cyprus. The unification hapened mainly because there is an expansion in the Nicosia urban area and the population of Lakatamia has been growing.  In 2002, the total population in Lakatamia municipality was 28,466 and as per 2007, the population is 40,000. The private residence of the former Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos is located in Lakatamia.

The official language is Greek but you don’t have to worry because people can speak English.

One of the most important sports in Cyprus is football and one of the most famous Cypriot football clubs is the Enosis Neon ThOI Lakatamia.  This football club is based in Lakatamia, Cyprus. The football club, which was founded in 1948, was able to reach the Cypriot First Division in 2005. Lakatamia Stadium, where the football games are usually played, is located in Kato Lakatamia, Nicosia and has a capacity of 3,000 people.

Located to the east of Lakatamia is the Lakatamia Airfield which is an airstrip used by the Greek Cypriot National Guard.

 Rancho Bar and Grill that is located at 2323 Lakatamia, 2010 Nicosia serves the best steak in Cyprus. Near Kato is the Monastery of Archangel Gabriel. Built in 1636 after the Turkish Conquest, the construction of the monastery and the church has been remarkably ambitious and it is the property of the wealthy and famous Kykko Monastery.

People from Lakatamia, Cyprus are very warm and hospitable. Cyprus is called the “Island of Love” because of the way Cypriots deal with one another as well as with their visitors. Visit Lakatamia, Cyprus and enjoy the warm welcome as well as the slow pace of life.

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