Historically Rich Nicosia

Historically Rich Nicosia

The Buffer Zone
Liberty Monument
The City Walls
The Buffer Zone

Nicosia, Cyprus is unlike any other city in the world. The history is rich and the culture, vibrant.

Here are just a few historical points to show you why it’s an incredible place to experience.

  • 1.8 million years ago, Nicosia arose from the sea.

  • The city was built to be united, not divided.

  • Nicosia was first inhabited over 5,000 years ago.

  • The venetians fortified the city by building the walls. The city was then taken over by Ottomans.

  • In 1960 Cyprus was declared an independent republic.

  • In 1963, the Turkish agitation split the city into Turkish and Greek quarters, which was divided by the “green line”. The line was titled “the green line”.

  • In 1974 was the Turkish invasion.

  • Nicosia is the last divided city in Europe.

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