Inside the Buffer Zone of Nicosia

Agios Dometios, Cypern

Upplevelse under ledning av Eleni

3 timmar, Hålls på Engelska
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Upp till 8 personer
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Vad du kommer att göra

This is not a regular city walk, but a passage through a town frozen in time. It will give you an insight into the current situation of the Buffer Zone “Green Line” off the beaten track, on streets that are hard to discover without the experience of a local guide. You will see the Venetian walls and how they form a boarder around the Old City, so unusual that once seen on a map will never be forgotten as a design synonymous with the unique shape of this ancient fortification.
On our walk we will explore the Southern side of the city and follow the infamous “Green line” that cuts through the centre, separating the city into southern and northern sections. This division has kept the two major communities, of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots apart for more than four decades. Our journey begins at the Ledra Palace Hotel known in its era as the largest and most majestic hotels of the capital.
You will witness life having evolved along either side of this schism, something once impossible to do until recent agreements between the two sides to open border crossings. We will explore Ledra Street located at heart of the aforementioned walled city now once again rekindled to one of the most popular pedestrian commercial streets accented by abandoned buildings reclaimed by nature through decades of lost time scarred by bullet holes, military outposts and barricades.
Other things to note
Kindly note that our walk could last between 3.5-4 hours with our break, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Group Tours are also offered with a slightly varied itinerary, tailored to your needs. Please ask for details and all arrangements can be made.
This is not a regular city walk, but a passage through a town frozen in time. It will give you an insight into the current situation of the Buffer Zone “Green Line” off the beaten track, on streets that are hard to discover without the experience of a local guide. You will see the Venetian walls and how they form a boarder around the Old City, so unusual that once seen on a map will never be forgotten as a design synonymous with the unique shape…

Detta ingår

  • Mat
    Cypriot traditional Olive or Cheese Pies (included in the morning walk)
  • Drycker
    Cypriot Coffee (included in the morning walk)
    Cyprus Craft Beer from a...

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Möt din värd, Eleni

Värd på Airbnb sedan 2016
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Hello (Yiasou)
My name is Eleni and I have been living in Cyprus for over 35 years now. I don’t think you can really pin down my true nationality, my accent tends to be a mixture of all my travels combined and countries I have lived around the world. Born in London to a Polish Mother and Greek Cypriot Father, I am fluent in English and Greek with a strong knowledge of Polish.
I love nothing more than sharing the sights, sounds and secrets with intimate knowledge of the best places off the beaten path, on streets rarely discovered. I've been leading recreational walks for many years, purely out of interest and passion for my city. I enjoy connecting and showing people around this great city and I feel the best way to connect is on foot!
The intention is to leave you with an insider’s perspective of Nicosia.
Hello (Yiasou)
My name is Eleni and I have been living in Cyprus for over 35 years now. I don’t think you can really pin down my true nationality, my accent tends to be a mixture of all my travels combined and countries I have lived around the world. Born in London to a Polish Mother and Greek Cypriot Father, I am fluent in English and Greek with a strong knowledge of Polish.
I love nothing more than sharing the sights, sounds and secrets with intimate knowledge of the best places off…
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Var ni kommer att vara

During the morning walk, we shall take a short break at a traditional Cypriot pastry and coffee shop serving locals for over 76 years, where you will delight in the melt-in-your-mouth pastries, of which their cheese and Cypriot traditional Croissant' are to die for!
If you choose to include the afternoon/evening walk we will visit a Kafeneio-bar situated right on the Buffer Zone and enjoy some local beer.

Betyg 5,0 av 5 efter 57 omdömen.

Dariusz
september 2021
It was a wonderful time and unique experience to see divided city. Eleni is really warm and lovely person. She showed us the city and told us very hard story of divided island as a person who has a first-hand experience. Thanks to that we are able to better understand story of the Cyprus. I highly recommend this tour ❤️
Amenta
september 2021
Il tour con Eleni è stato davvero un bellissimo momento della nostra vacanza a Cipro. Abbiamo capito molte cose dell’isola e della città di Nicosia che avremmo perso passeggiando con lei lungo le linea verde. Un tour consigliassimo, Eleni è davvero gentile e molto amichevole è la guida che dovrebbe essere in ogni posto!
Tab
augusti 2021
A very amazing experience and I feel like walking with good friends. Highly recommend if you are visiting Nicosia or even just having a quick stopover here!
Agata
augusti 2021
Walking with Eleni was a perfect start of our Cyprus trip. We not only heard amazing stories and saw breathtaking places but also got a lot of tips for the next part of our trip. It's worth every cent. We really loved the time together.
Marcin
augusti 2021
We took the tour together with my daughter, and we really enjoy it. Thanks Eleni we could better understand history and current situation of the Nikosia. We have visited multiple beautiful spots in the city. I highly recommend taking the tour with Eleni
Fabian
augusti 2021
We decided to go on the tour because of the other great reviews for it, and our already high expectations were more than met! Eleni is an extremely amicable and well-traveled Nicosia local which showed in all the details she was able to share with us about the ancient, recent and current history of the city. The bar that we had the local beer/wine in was just one of the hidden gems of local restaurants and bars she recommended us to go to. None of the locations we visited disappointed! We highly recommend going on a walk with Eleni at the beginning of your stay in Nicosia! :)

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Upp till 8 gäster som är 18 år eller äldre kan delta. Föräldrar kan också ta med barn under 2 år.

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Vad man ska ha med sig

walking shoes, comfortable clothing, sun hat, water. An ID or passport as sometimes required at the Buffer Zone.