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Removals to Nicosia Cyprus | UK to Cyprus Removals Service

Hamiltons international removals department provides removals to Nicosia Cyprus. Our high quality international removals service includes container shipping, airfreight and groupage services for all domestic, commercial and corporate moves. Removals can be tailored to suit your needs and can be fully inclusive of packing, loading, transportation and unloading or just include the transportation of your belongings.

Removals to Cyprus - click here for full information on our removals to Cyprus service or click here for a detailed quote of your move

Hamiltons are a member of the trade association BAR (British Association of Removers), The Road Haulage Association and are BS EN ISO 9001:2000 registered

About Nicosia

Nicosia has been the capital of Cyprus since the 10th century; though it can be dated back a further 5000 years, to the Bronze Age. The city lies on the Mesaoria Plain in a fairly central position and is flanked by the northern range of Kyrenia Mountains. It is both the headquarters of government and diplomacy and a vibrant metropolis and as such it is comprised of two very separate and distinct areas. One part is a 16th Century walled area of austere buildings, ancient architectures, law and order, and the other is a thriving conglomerate of modern office buildings, business, designer shopping, trendy cafés and bars.

Spanning this divide, linking the old with the new is Eleftheria Square where fine hotels, modern offices buildings, great restaurants, apartment buildings and gardens, blend happily with the impressive houses and colonial buildings of what is now, a truly cosmopolitan city. This mix of old and new is mirrored by the nationalist mix of Greek and Turk. The once strict and military divide, governed by gun and barbed wire, has now melted and a spirit of unity pervades the city. There are still quarters and enclaves that are either Greek or Turkish but the acrimony of the past has long since dissipated.

The walls that completely surround the old part of the city, date from the time of the Venetian occupation in the 16th century. Their three mile circumference is interspersed with eleven heart-shaped bastions. There are just three access points or gates and these are located to the north, south and eastern sides of the city. One of those gates, the Famagusta Gate, has been restored and serves as the Lefkosia Municipal Cultural Centre, used for exhibitions, conferences, lectures and occasional performances. The gate’s vaulted passage leads on to the dry moat which also encircles the old city. This has been planted with trees and shrubs to create some very pleasant gardens.

The walled city has to be the first port of call for any new visitor to Nicosia, it is filled with ancient buildings many of which house fascinating museums paying homage to the country’s rich and illustrious past. The Cyprus Museum houses the island's most impressive collection of Cypriot antiquities and treasures. It was established to collect, study and display archaeological finds from all over the island and some of its exhibits are up to 8,500 years old. The museum is arranged in chronological order, the first hall containing pottery and implements from the Neolithic and Copper Ages whilst the other rooms trace the history of Cyprus from the Bronze Age through to the Hellenic Period and from  Mycenaean times to the time of the Romans.

Another equally fascinating place; the Byzantine Museum, contains the largest collection of icons on the island dating from the 9th through to the 18th centuries. The museum also contains an art gallery exhibiting oil paintings, maps and lithographs and uniquely in Cyprus, a cellar full of skeletal remains with reconstructed headstones and other grave adornments.

The Folk Art Museum features colourful collections of Cypriot folk art from the 19th and early 20th centuries. These include wood carvings, jewellery, woven goods, tapestries, embroidery, pottery and national costumes. The museum is housed in the Old Bishopric in a 15th-century Gothic building that used to serve as a Benedictine Monastery and then became the palace of Archbishop Makarios.

Other places to look out for on your travels are “Famagusta Gate”, one of the original entrances to the old city, the Cathedral of Ayios Ioannis, the National Struggle Museum and the Ethnological Museum.

The pedestrianised area of the city, known as 'Laiki Yitonia' or the Folk Neighbourhood, has been carefully renovated and its streets are lined with shops, restaurants and bars of every description. The main shopping areas of Archbishop Makarios Avenue, Stasikratous Street and Ledra Street tempt you to shop till you drop for designer fashions, perfumes, wines, spirits and liqueurs as well as the more traditional handicrafts, embroidery and pottery. Stasikratous Street in particular, is known for its designer boutiques, selling high quality clothing and shoes as well as silverware and fine porcelain. Shop opening times vary with the seasons but are generally 08.30-13.00 and 14.30-17.30 in winter and 08.30-13.00 and 16.00-19.00 because of the heat, in summer, closing on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons throughout the year.

The city of Nicosia serves as a great base from which to investigate the island. Just a 30-minute drive to the north are the ever popular harbourfront tourist attractions and beaches of Kyrenia. Head south-west and you’ll discover the site of Ancient Tamassos, where a couple of remarkable tombs date from the 6th century BC. Also close to Nicosia is the Maheras Monastery, the Mesaoria Villages and the Monastery of Agios Irakleidos along with the sizeable modern town of Strovolos, where museums, parks, lakes, outdoor amphitheatres and the Municipal Sport Centre are to be found.

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