Inside the Buffer Zone of Nicosia

Nicosia, Cypern

Oplevelse med værten Eleni

  1. 3,5 timer
  2. Sprog: Engelsk
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Det skal I lave

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…

Det er inkluderet

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

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Hils på din vært, Eleni

Vært på Airbnb siden 2016
  • 86 omtaler
  • Identitet bekræftet
Life unfolds one step at a time, but at any given moment, we can change direction and walk a different path.

Greetings, my name is Eleni and I am an Outdoor Life Coach, walking group leader & guide.

I love nothing more than sharing the sights, sounds, and secrets of streets rarely discovered. I've been leading recreational walks for many years and I’ve always noticed how different I feel when I spend time outdoors: grounded, creative, and renewed.

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, the last divided Capital City in Europe.
Life unfolds one step at a time, but at any given moment, we can change direction and walk a different path.

Greetings, my name is Eleni and I am an Outdoor Life Coach, walking group leader & guide.

I love nothing more than sharing the sights, sounds, and secrets of streets rarely discovered. I've been leading recreational walks for many years and I’ve always noticed how different I feel when I spend time outdoors: grounded, creative, and renewed.

I enjoy conne…
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$76/person

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$76 per person
$76 per person

Her skal du være

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.

Bedømt 5,0 ud af 5 ud fra 86 omtaler.

Lilian
november 2021
Eleni is the best host ever! She does a very enjoyable tour while she shares many local tips and remarks and histories. Definitely a must in Cyprus.
Mary
november 2021
So glad that we signed up for this tour. Eleni took us to corners of Nicosia we could never have found ourselves and had fascinating and personal insights you can’t find in a guide book. A great way to learn about Nicosia’s past and present. I just wish we’d done it earlier in our trip so we could follow up on all the local recommendations!
Atle
november 2021
Can absolutely recommend this! We had a very nice day with Elani. She had a lot of knowledge and was so nice and easy to connect with. The tour was very interesting and I learned a lot about the history and culture. A must do in Cyprus!
Stephanie
november 2021
Highly recommended! My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time with this tour and Eleni. We discovered a lot of unbelievable nice and amazing spots of Nikosia and learned a lot about the different cultures, the history and everyday life. Nothing you can find in a travel guide. Beside that what fascinated us the most: Eleni’s incredible warm and open minded personality. She is such an inspiration with her good heart and bright wishes for Cyprus future. If you have the time - do it - I promise you will not regret. Ps: the croissants we ate during the tour are a blessing ♥️
Cynthia
november 2021
I love private visit with locals. I found this visit to be so well planned and so enjoyable. Eleni had a lot of knowledge of the area which we walked, took us in the UN buffer zone and along the green line. Showed us all types of favorite places to eat, shop and hang out. I really enjoyed my day. Eleni spent so much time with the group, took us for a coffee and pastry and was generally something wonderful to meet. I found this your to be really interesting and fun.
Julie
november 2021
Go on this tour!!!! Eleni was fantastic. Her knowledge of the area, history and personal experience of events will astound you. Wonderful experienceand a must do for Cyprus. My mind is blown! 😀

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Gæstekrav

Du skal bruge et billede, der stemmer overens med billedet på dit id, for at bekræfte, hvem der deltager i denne oplevelse.
Gæsterne skal være gamle nok til at få serveret alkohol.
Gæster i alderen 12 og opefter kan deltage, op til 10 gæster i alt. Forældre kan også tage børn under to år med.
Alle deltagere skal have mundbind på og holde afstand.

Det skal du medbringe

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

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