Cyprus : Safety by CityCyprus - safety as a country
Nicosia is the largest city and capital of Cyprus located in the center of Mesaoria which is the financial and international business center of the island as a whole.
It is interesting to notice that even the capital of the island is split between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, meaning that the North part of Nicosia is the capital of the Nothern Cyprus and the other part is the capital of Southern Cyprus.
Nicosia is believed to be a kind of different city from all others through their architecture which resembles a dozen influences that can be easily detected by you as a tourist.
As it is always recommended to have travel insurance while traveling, no matter the destination, therefore, Nicosia is not an exception.
Warnings & Dangers in Nicosia
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Overall it can be claimed that it is a safe destination for tourists if all precautions measures will be taken into account and choose wisely your accommodation.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Transport infrastructure is very developed in the city and as a result, traveling facilities are available everywhere and are claimed to be very safe.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
Pickpockets are often met here and therefore it is advisable to keep a close look at your belongings especially on your documents and try if possible not to carry all you have with you but instead store them in a safe place.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are no considerable natural disaster risks that can somehow affect you negatively. However, minor earthquakes are relatively common in Cyprus, but these could be easily overcome if following the advice of public authorities.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
There is an increasing number of violent crimes in the city, meaning that in order for you to avoid such unpleasant cases you should opt for not walking alone at night is not so populated places and take all measures to safeguard your possessions as well as yourself.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Terrorist attacks happening in the city can not be ruled out and the only solution to this would be to follow the advice of public authorities. They will take care of you and diminish as much as possible the negative effect it can have on you.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
There are scammers in the city but these could be easily avoided through using your common sense and not being easily influenced. If you feel the pressure from a person regarding a decision report it immediately and get rid of that person as soon as possible.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
This is definitely a safe place for solo traveling women but still, it is advisable to not walk alone in the dark part of the day.
So... How Safe Is Nicosia Really?
Overall it is a safe destination for you as a tourist from almost all perspectives, but it is advisable to take all measures in order to preserve your safety and security.
In recent years with the development of tourism in the city the cases of robberies, thefts, and crime, in general, have increased, which means that you as a tourist should choose wisely your accommodation which will ensure your safety.
Be aware of a big gang of pickpockets that operate in the most populated areas of the city and keep a close look at your belongings, especially your documents.
Also, it is recommended to always have a mobile phone from which in case of emergency you will be able to call as well as have a list of numbers.
Even if it is claimed to be relatively safe there are some neighborhoods that are advisable especially by night to not be visited however, during the day these could be and are recommended to be visited.
These one could be easily found at the tourist information point together with a lot of more interesting and important updates related to tours, guides, experiences of any kind as well as the must-see and do of the city which will ensure you a safe and great trip.
Taking everything into account and following all the above-mentioned pieces of advice you will be able to safely enjoy your trip.
How Does Nicosia Compare?
- Visas - It depends on your citizenship whether you need a visa or not, but all the required information is clearly provided by the web-site of the public authorities.
- Currency - The local currency is the Euro which is the widely used currency in almost all European countries.
- Weather - Nicosia has a subtropical climate, which means that the city has long and very dry summers as well as cool to mild winters, with most of the rainfall occurring in winter.
- Airports - Nicosia International Airport was considered to be the largest airport in the country that operates a wide range of flights, but due to some political problems, it was closed therefore one can use the nearby airports of Larnaca, Paphos, and Ercan.
- Travel Insurance - As it is always recommended to have travel insurance while traveling, no matter the destination, therefore, Nicosia is not an exception.
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4 Reviews on Nicosia
I have been to many different places in Cyprus but Nicosia is something different. I feel like there is more life, culture, and experiences to be had here than in other areas I have been to. While it is a tourist spot, it doesn’t feel like it as much as other areas. I would love to go back if possible someday. I don’t get to travel but every few years and COVID really messed things up for a lot of travelers.
Bring insect repellents
Bring insect repellents, found myself getting too many mosquito bites! Visit the museums as there are many to see, then at night enjoy a couple of drinks and let loose! Get it together with some Greek syle BBQ and you have yourself a good night out.
Overall, it was a nice stay
Nicosia has a lot of nice places to visit. I recommend the Machairas Monastery, A.G. Leventis Gallery, Pivo microbrewery, Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia and their Observatory. All great places to visit!
Nicosia is the best city in the world. I visited Nicosia 20 years ago , and since then every year i am back ( except last year due to covid restrictions). Visit the walls and the old city , the museums, i even went to a football match in gasidi stadium, the omonia stadium. I hope one day i will move to Nicosia permanently. I feel very safe to walk there and do thinks and i wish my babies to live there one day.