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Tasos Tryfonos

38, TV host, Journalist & Radio producer, Nicosia - Cyprus

Beautiful views, beautiful food, beautiful people… the both southern and eastern-most capital city in the European Union has a lot going for it. So we asked local TV and radio presenter, Tasos Tryfonos for some help. Follow his insider tips and you can't go wrong.

Shop the Nicosia look: Backpack / Luggage

Hotel: The Classic Hotel

94 Rigenis Street, 1513, Nicosia

What better way to experience this ancient city than from alongside one of its most ancient features: its outer walls. You’ll be quickly won over by the timeless charm of this old hotel in the heart of the old town.

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9.00am

Breakfast: Silver Pot

3E Themistokli Dervi, 1066, Nicosia

No better start of your day than to begin your journey with an amazing brunch at the Silver Pot! Lots of healthy and wholesome options in the very heart of town. The industrial, contemporary décor gives the place a fresh outlook. Grab a table under the trees and soak it up!

More info
silverpot.com.cy
Opening Hours
  • Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
  • Saturday 10.30am-3.30pm
9.30am

Glass: To Yallourgeio

Ammochostou 2, 1017, Nicosia

You can’t leave Cyprus without an original souvenir and To Yallourgeio’s must be the most iconic. From jewellery to traditional stained glass to decorative items for your home, everything here is made from glass. They even make custom-made glass objects and structures to order.

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Friday 8.00am-2.00pm & 4.00pm-7.00pm
11.00am
@eastpak

Amazing! I always admired his creativity, precision, timing and finesse. #glass

11.00am

Comics: Ant Comics

Stoa Papadopoulou, 1011, Nicosia

Your one stop shop for comics, graphic novels, manga, anime, trading card/role playing games and all other related merchandise in Cyprus. In the room next door you can immediatly read or test your bought games. So come by and hang out!

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Tuesday 2.00pm-8.00pm
  • Thursday-Friday 2.00pm-8.00pm
  • Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm
12.00pm

Lunch: Vasiliki

28Α Digeni Akrita, 1055, Nicosia

Ready for the real taste of Cyprus? This traditional Cypriot tavern is extremely popular for business lunches and meetings and often the scene for some interesting exchanges and encounters. One of my personal favorites.

More info
cypriotandproud.com/2011/11/21/vasiliki
Opening Hours
  • Monday-Saturday 11.00am-16.00pm
1.00pm

Eastpak store: Get A Bag

81 Digeni Akrita, 1070, Nicosia

Get A Bag is full of all the latest Eastpak collections in luggage, day packs and accessories. Great news if you need a bag and preferably the best in town.

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get-a-bag.com/en/index.html
Opening Hours
  • Monday-Friday 9.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-7.00pm
  • Wednesday-Saturday 9.00am-2.00pm
2.00pm

Vintage: Phaneromenis 70

70 phaneromenis, 1011, Nicosia

There's nothing more contemporary than vintage! This brand-new vintage store in the old town is not only filled to the rafters with original clothes, art and deco items, it is also founded on a strict philosophy of fair trade, ethical commerce and local artist.

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Opening Hours
  • Monday-Sunday 10.00am-8.00pm
3.00pm

Coffee: 3 Fanaria

4B Marias Sigklitikis, Plateia 28th Oktovriou, Nicosia

A family business that goes back over half a century. This café just a stone’s throw from the Parthenagogio, is my favorite coffee stop. They know how to make great coffee here and they love to make it too! If you’re still hungry, the range of traditional savories will surely hit the spot!

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Opening Hours
  • Monday 8.00am-2.00pm
  • Tuesday 8.00am-10.00pm
  • Wednesday 8.00am-2.00pm
  • Thursday-Sunday 8.00am-10.00pm
4.00pm

Museum: Leventis Gallery

5 A.G. Leventis street, 1097, Nicosia

This museum is a must place to visit when you are in town. The brand-new modern art museum hosts the Leventis collection, a unique collection of art from Cyprus, Greece and beyond.

More info
leventisgallery.org
Opening Hours
  • Monday 10.00am-5.00pm
  • Wednesday 10.00am-10.00pm
  • Thursday-Sunday 10.00am-5.00pm
5.00pm

Dinner: Pantopoleio

7 Asileos Pavlou, 22675151, Nicosia

Greek Cypriot cuisine can also be hip, fresh, and contemporary. This modern restaurant near the Public Theatre will prove it to you! Call in for lunch or dinner.

More info
cypriotandproud.com/2011/11/21/pantopolio-kali-orexi
Opening Hours
  • Monday-Saturday 12.00pm-12.00am
8.00pm
@eastpak

Back to the roots! #Cypriot #Cuisine

8.00pm

Wine & Cocktails: 1888 Bar

23 Lefkonos Street, Nicosia

1888 was the year this UNESCO heritage-listed house was first built. Now transformed into a trendy cocktail bar in the heart of the old town. This is where I come to unwind and – occasionally – let loose!

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Opening Hours
  • Tuesday-Sunday 6.00pm-2.00am
11.00pm

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