Nicosia city life
Nicosia, the heart of Cyprus island, is a city caught between narrow and historic buildings and streets and modern structures and a scenery for social life. Known as Lefkosia to locals, this place has an active cultural life, and young pubs and cafes that complete the scenario built by traditional restaurants and ancient walls.
The Venetian City wall, the former entrance in the city, called the Farmagusta gate, the Byzantine Museum with artefacts, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Leventis Municipal Museum are some of the proof that reminds locals and visitors of Nicosia’s fabulous history. The pedestrian Folk Neighbourhood is an open-air museum available only for pedestrians.
Nicosia has a generous offer of restaurants and shopping areas, with local made and international brand products at accessible prices.
International atmosphere in Nicosia
The official language in Nicosia is Greek, but English is pretty widely spoken also. Locals are friendly and eager to offer advice. However, since Greek uses its own alphabet, you should learn a few of the basic letters or words before arrival to Nicosia.
Nicosia has long and very warm summers and winters rich in rainfalls. Average temperatures in February, the coldest month of the year, are 10.6°C (51.1°F). In July, temperatures are about 29.7°C (85.5°F).