Top destination - Why go there in Nicosia, Cyprus ?

Nicosia, Cyprus capital

Nicosia, Cyprus capital - Pool in Hilton park
Pool in Hilton park

The largest city of Cyprus island, and also the capital, Nicosia is nearly the further away you can get from the sea on the island ! With an interesting history, a very nice walkable old town, and the UN buffer zone, it is definitely an interesting city to visit. Even in winter, weather is agreeable - in summer, it might be difficult to resist to the attraction of the nice beaches all around the island, some of them as short as 30/45 min drive from Nicosia !

  • Is tap water safe to drink in Nicosia, Cyprus ?
  • Yes - it won't make you ill, but drinking bottled water is recommended
  • Average prices in Nicosia (USD - 1€ = USD$1.18619 )
  • Public transport ticket : 1.62 |
  • Taxi (5km) : 8.38 |
  • Train (200km) : n.a. |
  • Restaurant (2 persons) : 50 |
  • 5* hotel : 250 |
  • 3* hotel : 90 |
  • Appartment rent : 690 |
  • Women haircut : 38.38 |
  • Men haircut : 16.76 |
  • Weekend city break (2 persons, 1 hotel night, without flights) : 550
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 Best hotels - Where to stay in Nicosia, Cyprus ?

Cleopatra hotel

Cleopatra hotel - Outdoor summer pool
Outdoor summer pool

Probably the best choice in the city. This hotel offers all necessary amenities : outdoor pool, gym, room service, rooms with balcony and AC,.... But its main advantage is to be right next to the old town, only 5 min walk. Staff is generally nice and accommodates all guests needs.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Free wifi is working, but often too slow Slow wifi  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |120 EUR  |See on map of Nicosia, Cyprus 8, Φλωρίνης, Nicosia 1065, Cyprus

Hilton Park Nicosia

Hilton Park Nicosia - Outdoor pool at night
Outdoor pool at night

One of the nicest hotels in Nicosia ! Featuring a huge outdoor pool, open year round (although water is rather cold in winter), a huge and fancy gym, restaurants, and huge rooms. The rooms are rather old, and the hotel is far away from city center - too far to walk. However, a good choice to relax instead of sightseeing.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |No problem experienced with free wifi during the stay Perfect wifi  |Extravagant-Extravagant Extravagant  |200 EUR  |See on map of Nicosia, Cyprus Achaion 1, Egkomi 2413, Cyprus
Nearby :  Akakiko   

 Finest restaurants - Where to eat in Nicosia, Cyprus ?

Akakiko

Akakiko - Salmon sushis selection
Salmon sushis selection

Quite good japanese restaurant, situated right below the Hilton Park hotel, it is a good stop for sushis.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |25 EUR  |See on map of Nicosia, Cyprus Achaion, 1, Egkomi 2413, Cyprus
Nearby :  Hilton Park Nicosia   

 What to see in Nicosia, Cyprus ?

UN buffer zone

UN buffer zone - UN buffer zone
UN buffer zone

Definitely one of the things you can only see in Cyprus... The UN buffer zone separates Cyprus from the Turkish occupied part of the island. Accessible across the island, it is especially interesting to see the separation right in the middle of the old town.

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Faneromenis church

Faneromenis church - Back view
Back view

The main church of Cyprus old town, this building is a must see, not only for the religious, but also for its architecture and its integration in the old town.

Nearby :  Cleopatra hotel    UN buffer zone    D\'avilla cafe   

 Excellent activities - What to do in Nicosia, Cyprus ?

D\'avilla cafe

D\'avilla cafe - Coffee and water
Coffee and water

In the main street of Nicosia old town, this small and friendly coffee is the best place to enjoy a morning coffee under the sun. Fast and friendly service, with a large and sunny terrace.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |3 EUR  |See on map of Nicosia, Cyprus 235, Ledras, Nicosia, Cyprus