In Lefkosia (Nicosia), like on the entire island of Cyprus, the coexistence of Orthodox, Catholics, Armenians and Muslims was obvious and this is proved by the large number of monuments salvaged to this day.
Starting from the church of Agios Ioannis tou Theologou, which is full of beautiful frescoes, we move on to the Omeriye Mosque, built under Frankish rule to cover the needs of the Augustinians (Catholic Order). A walk in the old city of Lefkosia gives the opportunity to all those interested to visit a large number of Orthodox churches as well as more modern churches of the Catholics, the Maronites and, little further away, of the Anglicans. An interesting place to visit is also the small mosque of Bayraktar (standard bearer) which was built at the place where a Turkish standard bearer had placed his flag in 1570, during the siege of the city.
Monuments: Bayraktar Mosque, Cathedral of Agios Ioannis tou Theologou, Omeriye Mosque, Mosque/Church of Timios Stavros Missirikou – Gothic Church of Agia Sofia – Church of the Catholics, Maronites and the Anglicans – Church of Panagia Chrysaliniotissa – Church of Agios Kassianos – Archangel Michael.
Start Point: Cathedral of Agios Ioannis tou Theologou, Lefkosia
End Point: Church of Archangel Michael, Lefkosia