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Lefkosia (Nicosia)

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Lefkosia Outskirts
 

Five municipalities are situated on the outskirts of Lefkosia. In Aglantzia you could visit Natural History Museum, (Tel: (02) 33 31 41) and Skali Cultural Center, overlooking the area with Pentadaktylos mountain range as a backdrop. 

Skali has galleries and lecture theatres in a style that is in harmony with geological formations of the area. Aglantzia also has a number of interesting chapels of 18th century, such as Chapel of Panagia, of Agios Georgios at Skali and Agios Georgios in Athalassa.

Interesting sites in the old sector of Strovolos include Pancyprian Geographical Museum, (Tel: (02) 42 79 29), which is the first of its kind on the island and is housed in a renovated inn, and 18th century church of Agios Georgios.

In Agios Dometios you could visit the church of Agios Dometios, late 17th century, while in Egkomi, there is Panagia of Makedonitissa, Municipal Gallery and Outdoor Museum of Folk Art. In Latsia Gorge of Kakaristra is considered to be an important geological landmark. Tours can be organized by prior arrangements (Tel: (02) 48 84 85).

In Kaimakli,18th century Church of Archangel is worth seeing, as is the church of Agia Varvara, of the end of 19th and beginning of 20th centuries.

 

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