Nicosia Tourism

Visit Nicosia - Best of Nicosia

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.

Nicosia Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Nicosia*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nicosia

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

    • Air Pollution 52.17 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.76 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 61.76 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 39.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 47.06 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Nicosia: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nicosia for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nicosia.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.63 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.59 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.34 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50.66 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 20.12 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.8 (Low)
    • Attacks 16.88 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 24.39 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.61 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.13 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.1 (Low)
  • Living in Nicosia - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Nicosia is 156.12 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 72.47 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 61.77 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.7 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.17 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 53.5 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.79 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 85.87 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nicosia

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.04 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.29 USD

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

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