The walled city of Nicosia is best explored on foot, and thanks to free, guided walks offered by the municipality, visitors and residents can do just that.
The walks, as well as free guided tours of the Archaeological Museum, are just some of the options available. Here are some of them:
EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
Free Guided Tours at the Cyprus Museum
The tours are contacted with licensed tourist guides and are free of charge.
Starting Point: Cyprus Museum entrance
Starting time: 11:00 – 12:30
Information│Reservations: +357 22889600
Note: Museum Fees apply (€4.50). No tours are held on public holidays.
EVERY MONDAY & THURSDAY
Nicosia Municipality has established a series of thematic walking tours to present various aspects of the old city as well as the city outside the walls. With its 5,000 yearlong history, Nicosia has much to offer and visitors can get a better feel for the place exploring on foot.
Discover old Nicosia and its walls
Guided walking tour.
Nicosia, the only divided capital in the world, dates back to the Bronze Age. In antiquity and in early Christian times it was known as Ledra. It has been the capital of Cyprus since the Late Byzantine period (11th century). The Lusignans transformed it into a splendid city, with royal palaces and churches. The city centre, the old “Chora”, surrounded by 16th century Venetian Walls, with museums, old churches and medieval buildings, maintains the leisurely atmosphere of yesteryear.
Starting point: CTO Information Office in Laiki Yitonia, within the Venetian walls of old Nicosia city (11, Aristokyprou str)
Cost: Gratis. Offered by the Nicosia Municipality and organised in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association.
For further information and bookings please contact T. +357 22674264. No Walks held on public holidays.
Open Air Fruit & Vegetable Markets
EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY: “OCHI” Square within the Venetian walls of old Nicosia.
EVERY FRIDAY: Industrial area of Strovolos Municipality (near the traffic lights).
Every Saturday & Sunday
The first indoor flea market in Nicosia where one can find new and used books, toys, art crafts, furniture, household items, electronics, appliances, clothes, collectibles and antiques, as well as a coffee shop
Venue: Flea Market (2, Ioanni Koromia Str., CY-1028 Kaimakli, T. +357 22 432 478)