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Walking Tour

With a local

Overview

Welcome to Explore Nicosia with a local ! I guarantee that this tour will be a unique experience:

1- It's with a local - so, friendly, full of local tips, love of the city...

2-It's at the world's last divided city, exotic, different, unique...

World's last divided city : Nicosia

Do you know that since the fall of the Berlin Wall, only one capital city in the world remains divided in two: Nicosia (Lefkosa). There is a slim "Green Line" controlled by UN that is a buffer zone that snakes through Nicosia, keeping the North and South of Nicosia apart. Well, let's be honest, the border is more of a formality here now.

So, what I am offering?

Tour of Nicosia! The best way to explore around old city is walking, as it's relatively small enough to navigate on foot.

Things to Note
It does not matter if you are on the southern or northern part of the city, we will cross the border during our tour. Please be aware that when passing the border (Green Line), you will need to present your passport/ ID card. I highly suggest you check whether your ID is accepted by both sides. You can always send a message to me and ask for further information.

As part of this tour, we may stop at a traditional coffee shop or for traditional Cypriot lunch. You just need to ask that day.

You may also purchase the handcrafts and laces of Cyprus which has variety of souvenirs at Hasder (a non-profit organisation).

What will you see in this historic city?

Our tour is customizable, i.e. it's mostly dependent on you!

My suggestion attractions in Northern Nicosia

  • Car-free old town within the Venetian Walls.
  • Bandabuliya (indoor market consists of local shops)
  • St. Sophia Cathedral (Selimiye Mosque)
  • Bedesten (St Nicholas Church of the English)
  • Arasta (pedestrian market area) on our walk.
  • the Great Inn (Buyuk Han)
  • Kyrenia Gate
  • Atatürk Square (Sarayonu) ...

I am unfortunately not an expert on Southern Nicosia. However, we may walk through the main attractions in Southern old Nicosia and stroll around Ledra’s Street, the most prominent shopping area in Nicosia,

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will customise the tours when requested, feel free to ask for additional location visits and specific requests.

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  • Suzette

    My family and I travelled to Cyprus for Xmas/New Year and were keen to explore Nicosia, especially the northern part of Nicosia. We were very disorganized around booking tours and left the Nicosia booking very late indeed. On the evening of 1 January, I contacted Loacal, very quickly got a response and a booked tour for the next day being 2 January. Aysem helped with the arrangements which were very fluid and no hick-ups. Very impressive no-fuss process. Our local guide, Kemal kindly met us on the southern side of the Crossing and took us through the “Green Line” buffer zone into Northern Nicosia. We had an awesome time walking around Northern Nicosia exploring the many sights like St Nicholas Church, the old indoor market, Buyuk Han, Ataturk Square. Kemal helped us with translations (from Turkish) and also sharing information about the numbers on houses and other small details that only a local would know. Our family shares a fabulous memory of purchasing freshly prepared haloumi pide wrapped in paper from a local baker – it was a very cold windy January day, so the pide was very welcome! I would definitely recommend sightseeing with a local – it’s a very personal, real experience.

    2017-01-28 11:38:00

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  • Monday to Sunday
Languages
  • English
  • Turkish
Preferences
  • Child-friendly
  • 1 - 5 People
  • 4 Hour(s)
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