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Visit Interesting Places Of Nicosia, The Heart Of Cyprus

Author : Smartkathy Green

Nicosia is the beautiful inland capital of Cyprus. It is roughly 1000 year old capital which is worth visiting. It lies in the centre of the island that can be reached easily from the other towns. A day in Nicosia will be full of fun and frolic, and can be said well spend.

The city has many medieval monuments worth seeing. Narrow streets and old houses with ornate balconies beautifully displayed with weather beaten sandstone walls, and craftsmen in small workshops practice trades unchanged for centuries. Cyprus car hire would be the best option to drive through these pretty ancient streets.

Apart from the distinctive places of interest to visit that are left from the ancient times with memories of many generations, the present situation is totally different with Nicosia been developed into a dynamic metropolitan city with highly developed infrastructure and an attractive modern look. The uniqueness of such combination makes this capital of Cyprus a place worth visiting.

There are many interesting places in Nicosia worth visiting including a great variety of sights, tourists' attractions and places of interests. The Lefkosia jewellery museum, the museum of the history of the Cypriot coinage and the municipal Arts Center are all worth a visit. The Leventis Municipal Museum of Lefkosia with extraordinary presentation of the country's past, was awarded the title "1991 European Museum of the Year". Also make a visit to the unique Cyprus Museum, housing the island's most important collection of Cypriot antiques and treasures from the Neolithic age to the Roman era.

The new Nicosia developed outside the walls became contemporary business and cultural center. Just a few miles away are the enchanting Byzantine churches and monasteries, archeological sites and charming villages. As the island's capital, modern Nicosia provides all the facilities you would expect starting from excellent hotels, restaurants, nightclubs. In Platres and the surrounding villages, are beautiful places to visit to experience the refreshing mountain air. The magnificent pine, cedar and oak forests, orchids and lavender spread tantalizing fragrance. You can hire a car in Nicosia and move about these places to enjoy the marvelous beauty and serenity. If you are visiting the city in the month of August then you can enjoy August festivals of arts, crafts, folk singing and dancing as they provide much entertainment.

The modern city has been regarded as the shopping heart of Cyprus with a variety of discos and bars. The main shopping areas in Nicosia are Arch, Makarios Avenue and the parallel street behind it. Apart from shopping for handicrafts, embroidery, pottery and other local made items, tourists visiting Nicosia might like to take advantage of capital's modern commercial centers to buy such items as the latest design fashions, prescription eye wear, perfumes and liquors, many of which are less costly here than in Europe.

Thus, visiting this beautiful city which can be called as a garden of palms and fragrant oleanders nestled against a group of luxurious villas is truly a place worth visiting during vacation to enjoy its both ancient and modern facets traveling through the city.

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Smartkathy is a travel writer. She travels to numerous tourists destinations around the world. Picking up a Cyprus car hire, she traveled around the beautiful locations of Cyprus.

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