Villas in Nicosia, Cyprus
Holiday homes in Nicosia
Nicosia, located on the Greek island of Cyprus in the centre of the island, today is a lively and modern trade and business metropolis. The town's core is the historic old town, which is surrounded by moat walls. The narrow alleyways with their overhanging balconies and the exemplary restored pedestrian zone with its numerous artisan shops, cafes, tavernas, churches, mosques and palm trees give the old town an oriental flair. Rent your villas in Cyprus today with NOVASOL and discover this hidden paradise.
Cyprus villas in a beautiful landscape
The landscape is dominated by olive groves and orchards, and the slopes of the Machairas massif are planted with pine trees. High above a romantic valley with a great view over the plains, a century-old monastery sits. Picturesque villages with cobblestone streets and elaborately renovated stone houses give an insight into the agricultural life of Cyprus. Today's Fikardou Museum Village, which was awarded the Europa Nostra Prize in 1987, is also worth a visit. Find out more about things to do in Cyprus here before making the first steps todays your villa holiday.
Experience the authentic Cyprus in Nicosia!
Surrounded by a fantastic natural landscape, Nicosia lies between the Keryneia Mountains in the north and the Troodos Mountains in the south-west. The mountain caves are already visible from the city and it is worth in any case, a hiking excursion into the mountains. Also the fertile plain, which surrounds Nicosia, offers a rich plant life and allows for a lively agriculture. On your Cyprus villa holidays In Nicosia, you will experience an authentic Cyprus, because tourism has a rather subordinate role here. In addition, Nicosia remains the last divided capital in the world, separated by the demarcation line, even after EU accession to southern Cyprus.
What to eat in Nicosia
If you are wondering where to eat in Nicosia, you will not go without choice. Hit the highly rated Pyxida fish taverna for a lush spread of seafood dishes in a meze of tuna, red mullet and amazing oysters as well as more traditional options. Or perhaps take lunch at To Anamma or similar, where you can get your hands on pitta bread stuffed with juicy grilled meat, kleftiko, halloumi and Greek salads. Alternatively pick up your own fresh ingredients at the Wednesday vegetable market in town and attempt Cypriot cuisine in the comfort of your villas in Cyprus.
Cultural highlights in Nicosia
The capital of Nicosia, which is also located in the centre of the island, attracts attention through its numerous historical buildings and its cultural life. If you are on self-catering holiday in Cyprus, you should pay a visit to this city. Especially the old town attracts many people with their traditional shops and restaurants. Other places of interest are the Venetian fortress wall, which is about 5 km long, which surrounds the old town, the Ataturk Square with the Venetian Column, the Selimiye Mosque and St. John’s Cathedral.
Special events in Nicosia
Nicosia is a great place for cultural events and celebrations do play a large role in Cypriot culture. You can find occasions happening here and there at all times of year. Every first of October, for example, Cyprus celebrates Independence Day with a public holiday and numerous processions, parties and other special celebrations. Of course, the best festivals come with the summer, and these include a range of religious holidays, film festivals and musical performances. You can even catch the anti-racism festival in Nicosia, which brings together all the fantastic cultures that make Cyprus whole.
Excursions to Larnaca
For many, a self-catering villa holiday in Cyprus would not be complete without seeing the sea at least once. Luckily for you, if you rent a holiday home in Nicosia, the beautiful coast at Larnaca is less than 50 minutes’ drive away. See our holiday lettings in Larnaca for more information about the range of beautiful beaches there, such as the popular Mackenzie Beach with its excellent facilities and cool coastal bars.
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Rent a Cyprus villa in Nicosia and discover Cypriot life inland, where you can relax and bask in the glory of endless olive groves, tranquil atmosphere and sunshine under the Troodos Mountains. The next step for you is to find the perfect property to make your dream holiday in Cyprus complete. Simply search our online listings at any time of day, any day of the week or call our dedicated call centre for assistance. With over 44,000 holiday homes across Europe and 50 years’ experience, you can put your holiday in our hands.