The old combines with the new, so many options for restaurants and bars ...cozy,Cypriotic flavor and authentic. Love at first sight! Enjoyed it so much!
The Greek Cypriot part of the street is clean and tiny, full of shops, restaurants and coffee houses. After producing our passports at both Greek and Turkisn checkpoints we walked to the Turkish side, noticing the cultural differences from the very forst minute. It's really weird crossing a divided city, so yes, I would definately recomend it.
It's difficult to describe the border between north and south Cyprus where it comes through Nicosia's shopping area in Ledra Street, whilst the crossing is efficiently operated and is bright and tidy, imagine walking down Regent Street in London or 5th Avenue in New York and finding you can't go all the way without changing countries, a little weird, at... 更多
You can only cross the border on foot. Although the Northern part is de jure part of the EU, we needed travel documents to cross there and back. There is a nice statue on the Greek side with plaquettes indicating that Nicosia is the only divided capital left in the world.
Didn't have any problem crossing over. We used the same visa as we used earlier in the week when we crossed over to go to Famagusta. In a matter of 100 metres you just walk back 40 years in time. Plenty of small shops and cafés but the difference being no one was trying to force you to buy.