Capital of Cyprus
Nicosia (or Lefkosia), the capital of Cyprus, and also the last divided capital of Europe, is home to lavishly decorated churches and the island's foremost museums.
Among them are the Cyprus Archaeological Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Byzantine Museum.
The old city of Lefkosia, encircled with the 16th century Venetian fortress walls and scattered with historical buildings and monuments as well as shops, cafes and tavernas is a unique place. Its pedestrian section, "Laiki Geitonia", has been carefully renovated to evoke the atmoshphere of past days.
In the countryside you'll find ruins of the ancient city kingdoms of Idalion and Tamasos near the villages of Dali and Politiko respectively. One may also visit the Fikardou village which has been declared as a monument and was awarded the Europa Nostra award in 1987.
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