Join us on our journey visiting the historical capital city of Lefkosia (Nicosia), where you'll explore the following highlights:
Archbishop Palace: Constructed in the early fifties, the Archbishop Palace holds a significant historical backdrop, having witnessed numerous battles during the invasion of 1974. It narrowly escaped complete destruction and was rebuilt in the eighties. Pay special attention to the grandeur of the building, especially the bust of Archbishop Kyprianos outside, commemorating the religious leader executed by the Turks in the 1820s.
St. John’s Cathedral (Ayios Ioannis): Built in 1665 within the courtyard of the archiepiscopal palace, this cathedral boasts 18th-century murals depicting crucial moments in Cypriot religious history. Look for the depiction of St. Barnabas's tomb, a notable feature.
Laiki Geitonia (shopping): Wander through this traditional neighborhood adorned with narrow winding streets and craft shops, a beloved area among both locals and tourists. Numerous cafes and restaurants offer a variety of options for a leisurely break. Later in the afternoon, indulge in shopping at Ledras Street or Nicosia Shopping Mall, depending on your preference. Nicosia's vibrant atmosphere is showcased in its narrow streets and boutique-lined alleys, making it the liveliest part of the old city.
As accomodation we suggest the Livadhiotis City Hotel, 7 nights, twin or double room, 380€ per person. For more information, please contact LCC Orthodoxou Travel using the contact details below.