Cyprus has a long and very interesting history, starting somewhere around 10000 years BC. From old Greek gods, to seafarers from near and far have settled on the island during many thousands of years. The Mycenean Greeks were the first to settle, followed by Assyrians, Persians, Egyptians, Ottomans, French and Venetians and other great powers. Even Alexander the Great seized power of the island during a period of time!
Take time to explore it all, as we are going to pass some interesting sites of Nicosia: historical and cultural spots, hidden gems on the gastronomic top-list, old quarters where time seems to have stopped and everyday life goes on like it did hundreds of years ago.
So let’s get going; time to explore Cyprus!
Image: "Palm trees promenade" by Valantis Antoniades is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
LIST OF SITES
- 1. Famagusta Gate
- 2. Omeriye Hamam
- 3. Zanettos Cypriot Tavern
- 4. Laiki Geitonia
- 5. The Green Line
- 6. Büyük Han
- 7. The Cyprus Museum