Pinsteps. Ledra Street crossing (also called Lokmaci crossing) Green line crossing in Nicosia
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The Green Line is a demarcation line in Cyprus that divides the island and its capital, Nicosia, into the Greek Cypriot-controlled south and the Turkish Cypriot-controlled north. The line was originally drawn in 1963 to prevent violence between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities, and it was solidified after the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

In Nicosia, the Green Line runs through the heart of the city, effectively dividing it into two separate parts. Several crossing points allow pedestrians and vehicles to move between the north and south of Nicosia:

Ledra Palace crossing: Located near the historic Ledra Palace Hotel, this crossing point is mainly used by pedestrians, cyclists, and United Nations personnel.

Ledra Street crossing (also called Lokmaci crossing): This pedestrian crossing is located at the end of Ledra Street, a popular shopping area in the south, and connects to Arasta Street in the north.

Ayios Dhometios (Metehan) crossing: This crossing is open to both pedestrians and vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. Crossing the Green Line typically involves showing identification (such as a passport or national ID) and going through a brief security check. The process is generally straightforward, and both locals and tourists can use the crossing points to explore both sides of Nicosia and experience the unique blend of cultures and histories that the city has to offer.

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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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