Turkish Occupation Border
Lefkosia /Nicosia the Capital of Cyprus with a rich history that can be traced back to the Bronze Age
The first stop will be at the Finikoudes Promenade in Larnaca, where you will see the famous Palm Tree lined seafront with many cafes and restaurants. Next, you will see the magnificent Ayios Lazaros Church, one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture, built by Emperor Leo VI, in the IX century. Next the tour will head onto the capital of Cyprus – Lefkosia (Nicosia), where you will visit the Archbishop’s Palace built in the early fifties which took much fighting during the invasion of 1074; St John’s Cathedral (Ayios Ioannis), built in 1665 within the courtyard of the archiepiscopal palace; Laiki Geitonia (shopping) traditional neighbourhood houses with narrow winding streets and craft shops. Leventis municipal museum, where you will find the impressive and significant collections and unique objects from the history of the town. Ledra Street – the liveliest part of the old city with narrow streets and boutiques. View Point Shacolas Building (11th floor) and finally you will have an opportunity to cross over between the Cypriot and Turkish occupied parts of Cyprus which barrier has been opened since April 2008.
Excursion: Every Friday (take your passport ID with you)
Departs: 08:00 and Returns approx. 16:00
Price: Adults €35 & Child €25
*Pickups are based from Limassol for other locations please enquire by e-mail.
Statue of Liberty is a statue situated within the Venetian Ancient walls of Nicosia and symbolises the independance of Cyprus from the British Empire
the liveliest part of the old city with narrow streets and boutiques and many cafes to choose from.
An entire neighbourhood of Old houses restored to their original state. Now medieval and modern history is being cracked open by a surge of redevelopment, focused on the Greek Cypriot south. Its heritage buildings, listed on the government’s register of architecturally significant places, are becoming highly sought-after properties.
Built in 1872 within the old city walls, Phaneromeni church is one of the largest churches of Nicosia. The marble mausoleum to the east of the church contains the relics of the bishops and priests executed by the Ottomans in 1821. Opposite the church is the school of Phaneromeni, one of the most historic academic institutions in Cyprus.