As the last divided capital in the world, Nicosia is a fascinating city to explore – offering you a glimpse of two very different worlds. This tour takes you around the Cypriot southern sector, visiting highlights such as St John's Cathedral and the Leventis Museums
Your first stop is the St John's Cathedral built in the Franco-Byzantine style, unique to Cyprus. Its interior is rich blend of gilded woodwork and frescoes that dazzle in the light of crystal chandeliers. You'll stroll along Ledra Street and see a ‘Green Line' checkpoint for the occupied territories on a walking tour through Laiki Geitonia within the Venetian city walls. It's a maze of winding streets with churches, squares and ornate buildings, and feels more like a village than the heart of a city.
Then, after free time for lunch, you'll visit the Leventis Museum. Here, you'll hear tales of the city's history and culture dating back thousands of years through its collection of traditional costumes, pottery, maps, engravings, jewellery and furniture.