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Observation Deck of the Shacolas Tower

The Shacolas Tower is a shopping and business center. It was built in the southern part of Old Nicosia in 1990. It has 13 floors. The Ledra Museum-Observatory is located on the 11th floor. It is a viewing platform with panoramic windows and a cinema hall. Films about the history of the city and the entire country are shown there. The museum is open to the public at 10 am from Monday to Saturday. You can visit it from 11 am on Sundays. Ledra closes at 7 pm from March to September, at 6 pm in October, and at 5 pm in the rest of the year.
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You will be able to get to the observation platform of the observatory using one of the elevators. The first elevator is located next to the side entrance to the tower. The second elevator is located at the main entrance to the building. You can admire the city from the top of the tower. You will use binoculars. You will also be able to find out detailed information about the part of Nicosia that is visible from a certain window by pressing the touch buttons of the interactive LCD display installed next to it.

Go Skiing on the Slopes of Troodos

You can take the tour bus to the resort between January and April. It is located in the Troodos mountain range. The trip will take 60 minutes. You can choose one of 4 slopes according to your level of training for skiing or snowboarding once you are in the resort. The slopes are equipped with lifts and equipment rental points. The length of the Hera is 350 meters. Its slopes are suitable for a beginner skier as well as Aphrodite with a length of 150 meters. The 150-meter Hermes slope has an average level of difficulty. The 500-meter long Zeus slope is designed for professional athletes. Copyright
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Trip to Olympus

You may find it interesting to travel by jeep through the gorges and mountains of Troodos. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape, visit small mountain villages, visit the Kykkos Monastery, and get to mount Olympus during the voyage. Its slopes are covered with coniferous forest. It is otherwise called Olymbos. The height of the mountain is 1952 meters. You can't get to the top of it. A military facility is located on it. But you will have the opportunity to walk along the hiking trails, take photos, and enjoy the amazing view of the surrounding area, standing on the observation platform.
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Learn to Windsurf

If you decide to go windsurfing on one of the beaches of Nicosia, you can take a course in one of the many specialized schools on the coast. Qualified instructors work there. The staff at these surf stations can also help you arrange a tour of the surrounding area or a boat cruise. They will provide water skis for rent.
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Go on a "Land and Sea" Tour

You can take a tour during your holiday in Nicosia. It is called "Land and Sea". It consists of 2 parts. The first part is a bus tour from the center of Aphrodite Island to the Northwest. The second part of the tour is a boat trip. First, you will have the opportunity to come to the picturesque Akamas Peninsula. According to legend, the goddess of beauty emerged from the sea foam on its coast. You will be able to go to the cave, called the Baths of Aphrodite. You will also visit the village of Lachi. Fishermen live there. Then you can take a boat ride. It will pass along the coast of Akamas and stop in the Blue Lagoon. You can swim in its waters.
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Tour and Riding on a Donkey

You can go on a tour of the surrounding area of Nicosia to get acquainted with the nature and traditions of Cyprus. You can visit the farm, located among citrus trees. You will taste the national dishes there. Then you will have the opportunity to ride a donkey accompanied by an instructor. You can have dinner and enjoy the performance of the dancers after returning to the farm.
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