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BUILDING: Part of the Atrium is a traditional 1912 historic building, fully renovated, combining modern comforts but at the same time retaining its traditional Cypriot charm with an intimate atmosphere and 3 categories of rooms of different standards.
ACOMMODATION: The hotel was fully booked during my stay and I was not able to experience a stay at an Executive or a Club room, not even had the chance to see what the rooms look like.
My room had ...
... at its very best. I can admit that its atmosphere carried me.
Although it is set up for tourists it is done tastefully and it is a nice place to sit and relax.
The building itself is very interesting however, I did not find the artistic/craft works for ...
The buildings which have been restored, date back to the end of the 18th century and are typical examples of traditional Cypriot urban architecture.
The main Tourist Information Centre is also out here where walking tours around the city centre start on Mondays, Thursdays and ...
5 am, and I am woken by the mournful wail coming from the Mosque in eastern Nicosia. The house I am staying at is not far from the city centre and the border with Turkish Cyprus, and yet the unearthly sound still echoes around the high rise neighbourhoods in the early morning. Of course, this is daily ritual here in Lefkosia, and has been for centuries, yet to someone who has never lived near a mosque or heard the call to prayer before, ...
... the years of hardship and occupation ….well, Cyprus
has been occupied by Rome, Byzantium, the Lusignans, Venetians, the Ottomans and later the British.
As with every nation that is subjected to foreign domination, Cypriots had a strong desire to retain their national, cultural and artistic identity.
Of course, elements of the styles and artistry of the occupier of the time were slowly incorporated into the local ...