Go 2 Nicosia by Taxi.
Nicosia is not only the capital city but also the administrative and financial hub of the island. The city is home to several universities, colleges and other educational establishments. It also hosts most foreign embassies and international companies. Along with its international students and foreign workers it has developed into a truly cosmopolitan capital.
How to get to Nicosia by taxi:
Arrive by plane – then transfer stressless by Taxi
As the Nicosia International Airport has been closed off since the Turkish invasion of 1974, the Larnaca Airport (code LCA) (40km, 30min drive) serves scheduled flights to all major European cities. Most travelers arrive in Nicosia via the Larnaca Airport. From there, it is a 30 to 35 minute taxi ride to reach the capital (Hilton Hotel or Central Bank, etc…). Depending on the traffic situation the time to reach the town center may significantly longer. Ask your taxi driver.
Depending on your negotiation skills by simply hailing a taxi outside the airport (if you find one in the summer rush), the total fare should be somewhere between €50 to €55.
You can pre-book your taxi transfer from Larnaca Airport to Nicosia here. Our taxi price for a 4 seater one way all inclusive is €45, everything included.
Visit the Nicosia Museums
- Cyprus Museum, showcases the best of Cypriot archeology from the 9th millennium BCE to the end of Antiquity.
- Byzantine Museum, (Archbishop Kyprianou Square). Easily spotted thanks to the giant statue of Archbishop Makarios standing outside, has one of the world’s best collections of Orthodox icons and other artworks, mostly ranging from the 9th to the 16th century.
- National Struggle Museum, Kiniras 7. Daily 8am-Noon. Documents the history of the Cypriot independence movement.
- Leventis Municipal Museum, Ippokratous 17, Laiki Yitonia, Housed in a converted, two-storey house since 1984 the Leventis Municipal Museum has exhibits dating from 2300 BC to the present day.
- House of the Dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios, Patriarch Gregoriou St, A beautifully restored 18th-century building now housing an ethnological museum.
- Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, 19 Apostolou Varnava Str, Housed in a converted old power station built in 1936.
- Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage, Bank of Cyprus Administrative Headquarters, 51 Stasinou Str., Agia Paraskevi, Hundreds of coins on display, from ancient to modern spanning nearly 3,000 years of coinage history on the island.
- Ledra Observatory Museum, Ledra street, Shakolas Building, The Shakolas (aka The Mangli) building sticks out like a sore thumb in the medieval old city. Right in the middle of Ledra street a mini skyscraper of 12 floors, towers over other buildings not rising higher than 2-3 floors. On its penultimate floor you find the observatory, where it’s possible “to see” the division of the island.
- The Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum, 44 Granikou Str., Privately owned, this is the only such museum on the island. On display are about 150 classic (mostly British) motorcycles dating from 1914 to 1983.