The Classic Hotel is a 5 minute walk from the main shopping areas, the business centre, goverment offices and the bars and restaurants of Nicosia, Cyprus.
Area Information/Places of Interest:
Nicosia, known locally as Lefkosia/Nicosia is the capital and largest city of Cyprus. Situated roughly in the centre of the island, it is the seat of government as well as the main business centre. Nicosia is the center and capital of an administrative district (Nicosia District), and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is currently the only divided capital city in the world.
The central Eleftheria Square links old Nicosia with the elegant modern city that has grown up outside the walls, where hotels, offices restaurants and gardens blend happily with the fine old houses and colonial buildings of this cosmopolitan city.
Nicosia offers to tourists a wide range of hotels of all classes. High class luxurious hotels as well as small traditional hotels are waiting to accommodate and provide you with superb service and a fantastic experience.
Places of Interest:
The heart of the city is Eleftheria (Freedom) Square, with the city hall, the post office and the library. Adjacent Ledra Street leads to the liveliest part of the old city with narrow streets, boutiques, and cafes.
The Palace of the Archbishop can be found at Arkhiepiskopos Kyprianos Square. Although it appears very old, it is in fact a wonderful imitation of typical Venetian style, built in 1956. Next to the palace is the late gothic St John Cathedral (1665) with picturesque frescos.
Famagusta Gate - one of the original entrances to the old city, which won the Europa Nostra award for its restoration. Many old churches are to be found in this part of town, and other places of interest.
The restored pedestrian area within the walled city, east of Eleftheria Square, with charming winding alleys with traditional houses and shops, restaurants, galleries, all lovingly restored as typical examples of Cypriot urban architecture of a bygone, more graceful age.