Visit the only divided Capital in the world. A morning drive to ‘Lefkosia’ (Nicosia), situated near the center of the Island, the ideal City for you to find your holiday bargains!
We enter Lefkosia by driving along the Green Line, the capital’s dividing borderline. Passing by the newly restored Famagusta Gate, we proceed to the Archbishop’s Palace where we visit St.John’s Cathedral and the Byzantine Museum, which houses a priceless collection of fascinating Icons and religious Relics.
Our tour continues to the picturesque Old Quarter of “Laiki Yitonia” where you will have time for lunch and a stroll around the charming winding alleyways lined with numerous traditional houses, shops and galleries.
During this free time you also have the chance to stroll around the historical City Center and to visit the border that, since the Turkish invasion in 1974, has divided the Cypriot Capital of Nicosia into the Southern Greek-Cypriot region and the Northern Turkish-Cypriot region.
We leave Lefkosia and proceed to the village of Lefkara, which is famous for its handmade lace known as ‘Lefkaritika’, and also its silverware. It is said that Leonardo Da Vinci visited the village and bought an altar cloth here, which he donated to the Milan Cathedral