Nicosia Tourism

The largest and capital city of Cyprus is also the world’s last divided city. The northern side of the barbed Green Line wall is the Northern Cyprus, and the southern half is the capital of the Republic of Cyprus. Though not as lively or archeologically rich as most of the other cities that make Cyprus a tourist hotspot, the capital is worth visiting for its consequentially more authentic Cypriot atmosphere. It’s also a surprisingly good shopping destination. There’s a rich Roman, Greek, Turkish and Byzantine heritage for every tourist.

Essential travel information and Nicosia tips for your visit

  • Usually, only EU citizens are allowed to cross between Northern and Southern Nicosia. Currently the only spot in the city where you can do this is the Ledra Street Crossing Point.
  • Make sure that the private taxi metres are turned on the second you enter the car, or you’re likely to be exploited.
  • Most restaurants do allow smoking but it’s better to ask first.
  • Always carry your identification with you.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Nicosia

  • Know the pollution level of Nicosia before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 52.21 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.74 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55.65 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75.93 (High)
  • How safe is Nicosia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nicosia.

    • Burglary and Theft 39 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.94 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 24.02 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 52.6 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 21.57 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.24 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 27.45 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.65 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 74.51 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25.49 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 24 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 32 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Nicosia is 140.06 (High)

    • Safety Index 71.15 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 64.45 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.22 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.85 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.33 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.54 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 61.69 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nicosia

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.18 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.27 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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