Pinsteps. Sheftalia in old town of Nicosia
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Sheftalia traditional Cypriot sausages are commonly found in Nicosia and throughout Cyprus. Sheftalia is made from minced pork or lamb, mixed with onions, parsley, and various spices, and then wrapped in caul fat (membrane) before being grilled over charcoal.

Sheftalia can be found in many local taverns and restaurants in Nicosia, and they are often served as part of a traditional Cypriot meze, a selection of small dishes that are enjoyed as an appetiser or main course. The sausages are typically filled with pita bread, fresh vegetables, and local dips like tzatziki, tahini, or taramasalata. They can also be enjoyed as a filling for traditional Cypriot sandwiches called souvlakia, which consist of grilled meat, vegetables, and sauces wrapped in pita bread.

If you are looking to try sheftalia or other traditional Cypriot dishes in Nicosia, consider visiting one of the many local taverns or restaurants that serve authentic Cypriot cuisine.

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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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