Local Food along the Green Line of Nicosia

Nicosia, Cyprus

Experience hosted by Eleni

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Greek, and Polish

What you'll do

On this walk, we will explore both the historic and the culinary backstreets of Nicosia within the walls, in search of the soul of this vibrant city. This is a culinary walk ideal for guests who want to experience gastronomy and local Cypriot culture on a walk.

Nicosia’s Old Town captures your senses in so many ways. Wonder its narrow streets and you will see some remarkable examples of traditional urban architecture: remains of the Venetian, Ottoman, and British empires. Turn a corner and you’ll see military posts, barbed wire caging in striking abandoned houses, and an overgrown and abandoned buffer zone beyond: reminding you that this is Europe’s last divided capital.

On our first stop, you will experience the finest Armenian street food, delicious aromas can be sensed from the little alleyway nearby, fresh out of the wood fire oven. We will stop for a local coffee and pastry in the oldest bakeries in the old City and make our way to a charming Cypriot Tavern.

As you sit and enjoy a feast you will hear the call to prayer drifting over from across the border, the Ayia Sofia known also as the Selimiye Mosque, mixed with the Orthodox chanting.

The food is delicious – little plates or ‘meze’, bites of perfectly done Cypriot seasonal dishes such as mousaka, lentils, mushrooms cooked in sweet Commandaria wine, and silky white bean purée.
On this walk, we will explore both the historic and the culinary backstreets of Nicosia within the walls, in search of the soul of this vibrant city. This is a culinary walk ideal for guests who want to experience gastronomy and local Cypriot culture on a walk.

Nicosia’s Old Town captures your senses in so many ways. Wonder its narrow streets and you will see some remarkable examples of traditional urban architecture: remains of the Ve…

What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks

Accessibility

Accessible bathroom
Accessible parking spot
Mainly flat or leveled ground

Meet your Host, Eleni

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Life unfolds one step at a time, but at any given moment, we can change direction and walk a different path.

Greetings, my name is Eleni and I am an Outdoor Life Coach, walking group leader & guide.

I love nothing more than sharing the sights, sounds, and secrets of streets rarely discovered. I've been leading recreational walks for many years and I’ve always noticed how different I feel when I spend time outdoors: grounded, creative, and renewed.

I enjoy connecting and showing people around this great city and I feel the best way to connect is on foot!

The intention is to leave you with an insider’s perspective of Nicosia, the last divided Capital City in Europe.
Life unfolds one step at a time, but at any given moment, we can change direction and walk a different path.

Greetings, my name is Eleni and I am an Outdoor Life Coach, walking group leader & guide.

I love nothing more than sharing the sights, sounds, and secrets of streets rarely discovered. I've been leading recreational walks for many years and I’ve always noticed how different I feel when I spend time outdoors: grounded, creative, and renewed.

I enjoy conne…
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From $85/ person

$85 per person
$85 per person
$85 per person

Where you'll be

At the end of our walk, you will have completely understood the "Cypriot Spirit" and vibe of this ancient city within the walls.
Other things to note
Vegetarians, rejoice options for you in every spot.
Special Dietary Needs? Let me know.
Fees include everything consumed on the walk, including the street food, pastries with coffee, and finally the Meze at a very local Cypriot tavern with a glass of local beer or wine.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Libbie
December 2021
I had a great day today with Eleni in Nicosia. It was my first time there and I learned so much. Eleni's pride in her city and the work she's done to share Nicosia's story with her guests is very evident. The city is beautiful and I look forward to returning. Thank you Eleni!
Jan
December 2021
Eleni made this tour so amazing! And the food was absolutely fantastic. What a great pace, learning about the city, flexibility, and meeting of great new friends. Please don't miss this great experience if you're in Cyprus!!!
Shane
December 2021
I highly recommend this tour. Eleni was an excellent tour guide!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.