This is not a regular city walk, but a passage through a town frozen in time. It will give you an insight into the current condition of the Buffer Zone “Green Line” off the beaten track, on streets that are hard to discover without the experience of a local guide. You will see the Venetian walls and how they form a boarder around the Old City, so unusual that once seen on a map will never be forgotten as a design synonymous with the unique shape of this ancient fortification.
On our walk we will explore the Southern side of the city and follow the infamous “Green line” that cuts through the center, separating the city into southern and northern sections. This division has kept the two major communities of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots apart for more than four decades. Our journey begins at the Ledra Palace Hotel known in its era as the largest and most majestic hotel of the capital.
You will witness life having evolved along either side of this schism, something once impossible to do until recent agreements between the two sides to open border crossings. We will explore Ledra Street located at heart of the aforementioned walled city now once again rekindled to one of the most popular pedestrian commercial streets accented by abandoned buildings reclaimed by nature through decades of lost time scarred by bullet holes, military outposts and barricades.
Other things to note:
Kindly note that our walk will last for 3 hours, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes!
Group Walk Talks are also offered with a slightly varied itinerary, tailored to your needs. Please ask for details and all arrangements can be made.
Show your ISIC card and get the following discount.
Group Discounts: (minimum 2 guests per booking)
Normal booking rate/person is €59 per person.
Special Prices and terms for ISIC members:
2 persons: €45/person
Up to 4 persons: €40/person
Up to 7 persons: €35/person
Up to 10 persons: €30/person
Terms & Conditions:
- Minimum people for a guided tour are 2 persons and maximum 10 to achieve the special rates.
- For an enquiry for booking and available slots, please contact me via Instagram messages @walk_talk_cyprus
- Payment, through PayPal due two days in advance.
- PayPal details: Name: Eleni Ellina, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Initial number of participants may change and must take final count, the day before the walk.