Embark on a fascinating two-hour walking tour to explore the rich Turkish heritage of Nicosia. Start at the iconic Kyrenia Gate, a historic entrance to the city, and pass by the Mevlevi Lodge Museum to learn about the mystical Mevlevi order. Continue to the Arapahmet Mosque and İplik Pazarı Camii, two beautiful mosques that showcase the city’s architectural splendor. Explore the bustling Kumarcılar Han, an old caravanserai turned into a vibrant marketplace, and then marvel at the Haydarpasha Mosque for a glimpse into religious and cultural traditions. Walk through the lively Bandabuliya, an indoor market, and admire the grandeur of the Selimiye Camii, a stunning mosque that exemplifies Ottoman architecture. Soak up the atmosphere of Büyük Han, a historic inn where you can find local crafts and enjoy local atmosphere before strolling the historic Arasta street.

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  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Kyrenia Gate

    Kyrenia Gate is a historic landmark in Nicosia, known for its impressive Venetian architecture and its role as one of the main entrances to the old city.

  • 2

    Mevlevi Lodge Museum

    Mevlevi Lodge Museum offers a glimpse into the mystical world of the Whirling Dervishes, showcasing their rituals and traditions through fascinating exhibits. (Outside visit)

  • 3

    Arapahmet Mosque

    Arapahmet Mosque, with its elegant minaret, stands as a symbol of Nicosia's cultural and religious diversity.

  • 4

    Iplik Pazarı Camii

    Iplik Pazarı Camii, also known as the Thread Market Mosque, is a hidden gem tucked away in the bustling streets of the city, offering a serene and peaceful atmosphere.

  • 5

    Kumarcılar Han

    Kumarcılar Han, a historic caravanserai, invites visitors to explore its intriguing architectural features and discover local artisans and craftsmen.

  • 6

    Haydarpasha Mosque

    Haydarpasha Mosque, with its stunning Ottoman design, is a place of worship and a testament to Nicosia's rich Islamic heritage.

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    Bandabuliya, the Old Market, is a vibrant hub of activity where you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of local culture.

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    Selimiye Camii

    Selimiye Camii, formerly known as the Cathedral of Saint Sophia, is an architectural masterpiece that blends elements of Gothic and Ottoman design, and it stands as a symbol of the city's diverse history.

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    Büyük Han

    Büyük Han, located in the heart of Nicosia, is a remarkable historical building that dates back to the 16th century. It is one of the finest examples of Ottoman architecture on the island of Cyprus.

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    Arasta Street

    Arasta Street is a charming and bustling pedestrian street located in the historic city center of Nicosia. Lined with traditional shops and boutiques, it offers a delightful shopping experience for visitors seeking local crafts, souvenirs, and traditional Cypriot products.

Meeting Point

In front of Kyrenia Gate
(59J6+PP, Lefkoşa Nicosia) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.