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Nicosia, the 1000 year old capital should be on every visitor's agenda. Nicosia is located on the River Pedieos and situated almost in the centre of the Cyprus. The capital is divided between the island's Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities in the south and north respectively. The Green Line that divides the town has itself become something of a tourist “attraction”.
The city of Nicosia has a great variety of sights, tourist attractions and places of interest. As the island's capital, modern Nicosia offers all the facilities you would expect - excellent hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. We have the best range of Nicosia, Northern Cyprus Holidays 2014.

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The historical centre is clearly present inside the Venetian city walls and the modern city has grown beyond. The Venetian city wall was constructed in XVI century, is 4.5 meters thick wall and used to have three gates. The Famagusta gate is now used as a cultural centre. Some other parts of the wall contain administrative offices.

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The heart of the city is Eleftheria (Freedom) Square, with the city hall, the post office and the library. The adjacent Ledra Street leads to the liveliest part of the old city with narrow streets, boutiques, and cafés. The Palace of the Archbishop can be found at Arkhiepiskopos Kyprianos Square with the Byzantine museum and the largest collection of religious icons of the island. Next to the palace is the late Gothic Saint John cathedral with picturesque frescos. Nicosia is also known for its fine museums. Leventis Municipal Museum is the only historical museum of Nicosia and revives the old ways of life in the capital from ancient times up to our days. Other interesting museums include the Folk Art Museum, National Struggle Museum (witnessing the rebellion against the British administration in the 1950s), Cyprus Ethnological Museum and the Handicrafts Centre.

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Nicosia also has a number of mosques, such as the Selimiye Mosque best known in the Turkish occupied part of Nicosia. Other famous mosques are Haydarpasha Mosque, and Arabahmet Mosque. Ercan Airport is located east of Nicosia and is the only airport in Northern Cyprus.

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