Pinsteps. Pentadaktylou Street, Nicosia
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Pentadaktylou Street is one of the main streets that runs through the buffer zone and is located near the Ledra Palace checkpoint. This street has a complex history, as it was once a thriving commercial and residential area before the city's division. However, following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the area was heavily damaged, and most of its inhabitants were displaced.

Today, Pentadaktylou Street remains largely abandoned and inaccessible to the public due to its location within the buffer zone. However, recent efforts have been made to revive this area and restore its historical and cultural significance. In 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched an initiative to renovate the Ledra Palace Hotel and surrounding areas, including Pentadaktylou Street, to create a new cultural and commercial hub in Nicosia. This initiative is ongoing, and there is hope that revitalising this area will bring new life and opportunities to Pentadaktylou Street and the more expansive buffer zone.

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Nicosia and Kakopetria of May 1, 2023

A one-day tour of Nicosia and Kakopetria is a great way to experience the history, culture, and natural beauty of Cyprus. Starting in Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, you can explore the island's rich history by visiting numerous historical sites, such as the Venetian walls, Ledra Street, and the buffering zones.

After a morning of sightseeing in Nicosia, head to the picturesque village of Kakopetria in the Troodos Mountains. This charming village is renowned for its traditional architecture, including beautiful stone houses and winding cobblestone streets. Stroll through the town to admire the beautiful homes or visit the Church of Transfiguration, which boasts stunning frescoes from the post-Byzantine era.

One of the most popular attractions in Kakopetria is the Karkotis River, which offers a perfect setting for relaxing sightseeing or a refreshing waterfall breeze of the clear waters. For those who enjoy hiking, the Vateri Nature Trail is a great way to explore the surrounding mountains and forests.

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