Walking in NICOSIA / Cyprus

Nicosia (Lefkosia) is the divided capital of Cyprus. Centrally located on the island, the greek side is in the South while the North is controlled by Turkey. Most of the museums of Cyprus are in Nicosia. Tourists often see the archaeological collection and both city zones during a day trip while staying near the beach during their vacations like Paphos ( ) and Limassol ( ).

We start our tour at the Nicosia City Hall and walk around centre a bit. We head to the most busy Ledras street on this winter day (in February 2020) and reach the border check point (
14:00 ). There we cross the Green Line border in Nicosia between the Greek and Turkish parts of the city. No filming is permitted at the border but we pass quickly.

There is a visible contrast between between the Greek and Turkish parts of Nicosia. There in Turkey we wander around further to see sights like the Selimiye Camii up to the Girne Kapısı. There are more older buildings and tourists around.

Eventually we walk back, cross the border within an hour of our walk. We end our two country - once city walking tour at the bus stand of Nicosia, where most tourists on public buses would start their visit.

Filmed in February 2020

Camera: Osmo Pocket in 4K60
Mic: Zoom H1