Nicosia Travel Guide, Cyprus
Nicosia, Travel Guide – General Presentation
Nicosia is the capital of the country of Cyprus, being also its largest and most developed city. It is located in the heart of the island, right on the River Pedieos. This amazing town has worn the name of Ledra, from Antiquity till the first centuries AD; nowadays the locals call it Lefkosia. Nicosia is also the most important city from the point of view of administration, economy, culture, politics etc in the Nicosia District. The city’s main occupations are trade and manufacture of leather, textiles, pottery and of course tourism. It is here that you will find the popular University of Nicosia and four other great faculties, the city being the seat of many students that consider it an important start of their future careers.
Nicosia, Travel Guide – Important LandmarksNicosia Travel Guide will most certainly help you not to get bored in this beautiful city. Although Nicosia been destroyed by conquerors many times, traces of the glorious past have been preserved so that the locals can brag about the heroism of their ancestors. The Venetian City Wall is just one example.
In downtown Nicosia you will come across the city hall, the post office and the library. Right in its vicinity you will find the more lively part of the town, with its restaurants, clubs, cafes and souvenir shops. If you want to go back to the agitated history, just get inside the Palace of the Archbishop, then continue your trip with Saint John Cathedral, National Struggle Museum and Cyprus Ethnological Museum.
Nicosia, Travel Guide – Transportation
In a century when “Time is money”, most tourists choose to fly to Nicosia. They also have the option of getting there by boat, but the airplane seems to be the most popular means of transportation when it comes to going abroad. As Nicosia International Airport has not been used since 1974, the best way to get to the island is to go via an intermediary country, in this case, Turkey. It is the only way you can get to Larnaca Airport, situated in the South East part of the city.
Once you get there, you can either take a taxi or choose the less comfortable but cheaper way of getting to the hotel by bus. If you want to see the surroundings too, then Nicosia Travel Guide recommends you to rent a car. When your stay is over, just gather some information from Larnaca Travel Guide and Paphos Travel Guide and continue you holiday.
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