Nicosia is the thriving and modern capital of Cyprus with an enticing array of restaurants, cafes, churches and mosques all within its ancient walls. Not only is this a lively and vibrant city, but one with an interesting past. It is the world’s “last divided capital” due to the Turkish-occupied northern part of the island that is separated by a UN patrolled buffer zone. However, a 24 hour checkpoint means there are now crossings between the Greek and Turkish halves. Hiring a car in Nicosia from our airport branch will allow you to see as much of the city as possible.