Nicosia is a curious city split in two since some years. The North is the Turkish part, and the South, the Cyprus part. If you want to cross the border, you have to show your passport and cross the Green Line, a demilitarised zone. The Cyprus part is pretty but it miss a bit charm if you compare with the other part. However, the turkish part, is easily recognised by the architecture, the tight streets, the street food, the mosques ... There is a like a kind of authenticity. One nice place, this is the Bibliotheque Restaurant located near the ancient cathedral converted in mosque : Selimiye Mosque. if you reach the rooftop of this restaurant, you will discover the city. The view is really amazing although the decoration of the place is also nice.
Places to see
Jean Nouvel Tower
Haydar Pasha Mosque
Capital City Nicosia Languages Greek, Turkish Currency Euro