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Nicosia (Lefkosia) is the last remaining divided City in the world and remains a key strategic City within the region. According to Greek mythology, Nicosia was a siren and daughter of Acheloos, and Melpomene and its name translates as the “City of White Gods” and today it offers a buzzing Cosmopolitan feel where history is very evident as a result of various architectural influences over the centuries and combines seamlessly with the modern world. Key landmarks and attractions include Makariou Avenue and Ledra Street where you can access a viewing point with views across to the North of the island and a crossing point which was opened in 2008 to allow foot access to the northern occupied part of the island. Boutique shops, bars and restaurants are plentiful and a strong recommendation for a day or evening visit.