Places to Visit
Faneromeni Square is a significant historical monument within Nicosia’s mediaeval Venetian walls (Cyprus was conquered by the Venetians).
Laiki Geitonia is a neighbourhood in the ancient section of Nicosia between Lidras Street and the D’Avila Bastion. Its tiny cobblestone lanes are lined with classic Cypriot buildings and churches, and the neighbourhood is filled with numerous restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops.
The earliest walls enclosing Nicosia were constructed by the Franks in the 14th century and encompassed a larger area than the Venetian walls constructed in the 16th century, which still enclose the old city.