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Discover the old Lefkosia (Nicosia) and its walls
Discover the old Lefkosia (Nicosia) and its walls

Lefkosia, the only divided capital in the world, is situated practically in the centre of Cyprus and constitutes a rich cultural hub. The history of the city dates back to the Bronze Age. In antiquity and in early Christian times it was known as Ledra. It has been the capital of Cyprus since the Late Byzantine period (11th century). The Lusignans transformed it into a splendid city, with royal palaces and churches. The city centre, the old “Chora”, surrounded by 16th century walls, with museums, old churches and medieval buildings, maintains the leisurely atmosphere of yesteryear.

This guided tour offers a walk with reference to the most noteworthy sights within the walled city of Lefkosia:

 Leventis Municipal Museum of Lefkosia(reference)  Archbishopric (old & new)
 Trypiotis Church (Archangel Michael)  Agios Ioannis - St. John’s Cathedral
 The Church of Our Lady Phaneromeni & school  Tachtakalas neighbourhood
 Chryssaliniotitssa Church & Multicraft Centre
 Stavros Tou Missirikou (Church converted into a mosque)  Short Coffee break
 Municipal Arts Centre (Old Power Station)  Famagusta Gate - Venetian Walls
 Archaeological Excavation Site

 Total walking distance: Approx. 3.8 km (The walking route is indicative and may be altered if deemed necessary)
 Lefkosia is ideal for walking as it enjoys abundant sunshine with mild winters & sunny summers, so put on some sunscreen cream, comfy shoes and a hat, take a bottle of cool water and join the tour! 

 Many streets within the old city are for pedestrians only, so the best way to get around is on foot

 Most of the places of interest are within walking distance of each other

Start Point: Post office Building in Leof. Konstantinou Palaiologou, Lefkosia
End Point: Post office Building in Leof. Konstantinou Palaiologou, Lefkosia
Days / Times: Every Thursday 10:00 – 12:45 p.m. (except on public holidays) 
Operating Period: All year round.
Not available on Public Holidays.
Estimated Duration: 2:45 hours
Booking: Tour language: English
Price: Free
Organised by: Lefkosia Municipality, DMT and Cyprus Tourist Guides Association
Information: Deputy Ministry of Tourism Information Office
Aristokyprou 11, Laiki Yeitonia, CY-1011,
Tel. +357 22674264, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.