Down winding cobbled streets in Cyprus’s historic capital, discover an artfully restored 10-bedroom villa – a design-led haven of ‘at-home hospitality’ infused with Cyprus’s heartfelt culture.
After exploring the Old City of Nicosia’s alluring museums, art, 14th century baths, buzzing bar and café scene – and sun-kissed beaches beyond – head back to your boutique hideaway of luxe residential charm: your home-from-home in the heart of the historic city.
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Explore an Ancient Walled City
Built in the sixteenth century, the mighty Venetian walls of Nicosia enclose a fascinating city ripe for exploring. Wander the mesmerising neighbourhood of Laiki Geitonia, where narrow winding streets are dotted with lively restaurants, art workshops and shops selling local crafts and souvenirs. Head to the square for a traditional Cypriot coffee, or duck into one of the many tavernas for tasty bites like halloumi, lountza and tsamarella, plus a restorative cold beer.
Dive into Nicosia’s Rich History
Curious about the past? Discover life in Nicosia 200 years ago in the artfully restored House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios, now home to the Cyprus Ethnological Museum. Then head to the Leventis Museum, where 10,000 objects - including maps, documents, paintings, engravings and costumes – tell the complex story of Nicosia. Need some refreshment after all that exploring? Ask our team for their recommendations to share their foodie hidden gems in the nearby winding streets.
Seek a Sense of Meaningful Wonder
Marvel at some of Nicosia’s most famous religious buildings, renowned for their historical significance and sense of peaceful contemplation. Right in the heart of Nicosia, five churches spanning 13 centuries of architecture boast elaborate carvings, beautiful iconography and stone belltowers. Then head to Omeriye Mosque, once a 14th century Augustin church, where a refreshingly cool stone interior invites quiet reflection.
Savour a Traditional Hammam
In the heart of Nicosia’s Old Town (and just across the road from Omeriye Mosque), lies the beautifully restored Hammam Omeriye. These incredible Turkish baths date back to the 1570s and include an elegant dome, marble bench and carved troughs funnelling water from traditional fountains. Detoxifying, invigorating and energising, hammam experiences have been passed down through generations and include a combination of deep body cleansing, hot and cold rinses, and a traditional Ottoman massage with foam.
Immerse in the City’s Vibrant Art Scene
Go behind the scenes to explore Nicosia’s melting pot of cultural influences and artforms, from ceramics and silversmithing to Byzantine hagiography. The Cyprus Handicraft Center breathes new life into traditional crafts, while the city’s passionate young pioneering artists find a home in creative innovation hub, CYENS Thinker Maker Space. Across the city, a vibrant and ever-growing art scene finds its expression in a dazzling array of galleries, including Gloria Gallery, Diachroniki and Tehnis Dromena Gallery – great places to grab an arty souvenir from your stay.