Cyprus, Nicosia Guide (B): The Top 10 Things to Do in Nicosia, Cyprus

The Top 10 Things to Do in Nicosia, Cyprus
Nicosia, Cyprus is an incredible place to drop your maps, phones, tablets and all other electronic devices to just explore on your own. However, before you do so, this is one place that I’ll tell you is extremely important to understand the history of before you set off on your journey.

To make it a little easier, here’s a quick timeline:

Millions of years ago – The city of Nicosia comes up from the ocean, land is known to be home to only the smallest of hippos and elephants.

1192 – Nicosia becomes the capital of the island of Cyprus.

1567 – The Venetians take over the island and a few years later the venetian walls are built (the star-like fortification).

1570 – The Ottomans break down the walls and take of the island.

1878 – The country becomes part of the British Empire.

1960 – The Cypriot’s have won independence from the British Empire.

1963 – A feud breaks out between the Greek-Cypriot’s and the Turkish-Cypriots and the city is divided by the green line.

2003 – People are finally allowed to cross the border between what is now known as the Buffer Zone.

Today – History is still very alive and relevant. The two parties are in the midst of trying to solve the issues… to be continued…

And for the fun stuff…

Once you have an understanding about the history of the place, you can drop those maps go out and have fun. If there’s one thing to mention, it’s that Nicosia is a hot city filled with hipster bars ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Top 10 Things to Do in Nicosia, Cyprus
Guide Location: Cyprus » Nicosia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Venetian Walls   Pieto   The Weaving Mill   300   Cyprus Archeological Museum   Leventis Municipal Museum   Shacolas Tower   Lost + Found Drinkery   Brewfellas   Farmagusta Gate   Liberty Monument   Arch Bishop’s Palace   Omeriye Mosque  
Author: Jenna Davis
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