Family Travel Ideas in Nicosia

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Nicosia is a pleasant historical getaway, which exudes a warm and rich cultural identity and charms visitors of all ages with its lingering beauty. Here are some fantastic family travel ideas in this quaint Cyprian town.

A Slice of Cyprian History

No family trip to Nicosia is complete without taking the kids to the Cyprus Museum, This museum is a storehouse of the most impressive and exquisite pieces of memorabilia from the nation’s history. It is sandwiched between the lush municipal gardens and the Tripoli bastion located near the city wall. A charming café serving cappuccino is nestled in the museum premises. The Cyprus Museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. It's closed on Sundays and public holidays. Visitors with a large group of 10 or more can avail of a nice 20% discount on entrance fees that is normally charged at £1.50 per person.

World Cinematic Wonders

‘Friends of Cinema Society’ is a nice family destination that showcases distinguished multi-lingual films from across the globe. View the gems of classic Greek cinema or masterpieces of German and Spanish cinema. There are a series of international movies that can be viewed here in the course of the frequently organized film festivals. A great haunt for families and large groups inclined towards discerning cinematic appreciation.

Ledra Street Shopping Sojourn

One of the most fun-filled family activities in Nicosia is shopping on the bustling Ledra Street that has a line-up of traditional jewelry shops, local fabric merchants hoarsely selling their wares and street-side shoe hawkers who sell beautifully hand-crafted and exquisitely encrusted traditional footwear. The atmosphere is very carnival like and is a culmination of enchanting Arabic Bazaars with a distinct European ambiance. Though not recommended for families and large groups with very small children (the place can get very crowded sometimes), this is a nice destination for picking up souvenirs and local artifacts and enjoying the well-preserved neighborhoods of Nicosia.

Walk on the Greenline

Family holiday-makers and large groups can take a refreshing walk along the stunning Green Line path that bifurcates the Turkey ruled north from the Republic of Cyprus in the southern region. The enchanting trail offers snapshots of both the regions and presents a preview of the natural, historical, cultural and artistic magnificence of the town.

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