Nicosia is the centrally located capital of
Cyprus and by far the largest city on the island
Nicosia is a little short on both the archaeological treasure troves
and beaches with pulsating nightlife that bring most visitors to
Cyprus. But the Old City with its museums and churches is pleasant
enough, and because it has fewer tourists, the city retains more of
an authentically Cypriot air than the resorts of the southern coast.
Fantastic little cafes invite you in for a Cypriot coffee, so just walk
around and see the many woodworking shops that are deep within
the city, and take a walk down to the Green Line, the boundary that
now divides North from South. Being the financial and administrative
centre of the island, it is by far the best place for shopaholics.