Cyprus // Lefkosia (South Nicosia) //

Ledra Street and around

Within the walls, South Lefkosia’s main tourist area lies between Ledra Street (also known as Lidras), which runs north from the D’Avila Bastion to the checkpoint into north Cyprus (see the section Visiting the North from South Lefkosia), and Aischylou which parallels it to the east. Much of this area is pedestrianized, and contains the Laiki Geitonia traditional quarter (where you’ll find lots of bars, restaurants and small shops, together with the tourist office) with its maze of narrow streets and alleys, the Leventis Museum, the Shacolas Tower, within which is the Ledra Museum and Observatory, the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and Museum, and the Faneromeni Church. Just to the east of Aischylou is the Cyprus Postal and Philatelic Museum.