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Preparing your trip to Nicosia: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Tour-goers should take into account that part of Nicosia has been governed by Turkey for many years. The two parts of the city are separated by a wall. The border between them is guarded, but this is not an obstacle for tourists.
2. Summer is not the best time for fans of outdoor activities and active tours. At this time of the year, the air temperature in the shade often exceeds +40 °C, which is uncomfortable for walking.
3. Many interesting attractions can be found in the immediate vicinity of the capital. Tourists can get there by special sightseeing buses or rented car.
4. The historical quarter of Nicosia is almost completely pedestrian. If you rent a car, you can leave it on several large parking lots well short of the Old Town.
5. The local public transport system is poorly developed, there is no railway in Cyprus either. For active tourists, taxi is the only alternative to rental cars. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Drivers should remember about left-handed traffic in the city. Most of the local drivers drive carefully, and the quality of the roads deserves high praise too.
7. Shopping enthusiasts should keep in mind that stores in Nicosia close quite early. Even in summer, they work only until 7:00 pm and may have a shortened working day several days a week.
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8. The city has no direct access to the sea, but there are excellent beaches near the capital. All of them are free, even those adjacent to luxury hotels.
9. Bargaining is not accepted in local stores - all goods are sold at fixed prices. In the Turkish part of the city, you can find several markets where bargaining will be appropriate.
10. Going on a trip, be sure to take mosquito repellents along with you. In this region, a lot of insects remain active even in winter.
11. Fans of jewelry should pay attention to Metaxas Jewelery stores located in the city. They sell beautiful, high-quality jewelry at affordable prices.
12. Tipping is widely practiced in local restaurants and cafes. Only a few of them located in the European part of the city may include tips in the bill.
13. Taxis running around the city use a taximeter, a 10% tip would be appropriate. Some taxis on the outskirts of the city are not metered, so the cost of the trip should be agreed in advance.
14. Those who expect to complement their stay with a visit to the beaches located near the city should plan a trip for the period from early April to late October. Weather is most favorable for beach activities during this period.
15. The capital has excellent spa hotels, which are very popular among tourists. Even such hotels have some affordable rooms to offer.
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What to visit being in Nicosia - unique sights

Berengaria Hotel

From the series “The Most Mysterious Buildings (Houses, Palaces, Castles) in the World”
Staff out of there was taken by locals, which became the first witnesses of unexplained phenomena occurring at the hotel. Many of them believe that spirits of dead brothers live in the walls of the hotel even these days. By nightfall, you can see ghosts and hear the voices of men who fiercely argue about something. Visiting the hotel after dark is extremely dangerous, not only because of the high probability to meet the ghost of one of the former owners. Blighted buildings are very dilapidated and may collapse any time. Numerous snakes, which have chosen abandoned ruins as their home, add even more mystery to these places. … Read further

Famagusta

From the series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
Over the years, the city was completely looted. Almost all the buildings on its territory can not be reversed. An access to the city is strictly prohibited and may be life-threatening, because military forces are constantly watching the disputed territory. Modern travelers have an opportunity to admire the town only from behind the barbed wire. Famagusta is quite a big city. The first mention of it dates back to 3 century BC. Once, there was a small village of fishermen. Its golden age occurred in the period from 1960 to 1970. … Read further

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Travelling to Nicosia - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Nicosia. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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