9 nostalgic taverns in Nicosia’s old town

If you are looking for good food among a classic and beautiful atmosphere, then head to Nicosia’s old town, where aside from getting lost in the old streets with beautiful architecture, you can find quaint taverns that offer good food and wine to spend an evening out.

These nine taverns are in the heart of the old town and are sure to keep you entertained and offer you a great evening out.


This tavern has been in operation since 1938 and is one of the most traditional taverns in Nicosia.  They serve traditional Cypriot meze, which will fill you up and leave you wanting more.

For more information call +357 22 765501 or +357 99 495519.  Open Monday-Sunday 18:30-00:00.

Address: 65 Trikoupis Street.

Peiraios 17

The tavern serves traditional Cypriot meze and selection of Cypriot and Greek wines.  There is also live music.

For more information call +357 22 769797.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 22:00-03:00.

Address: 17 Peiraios Street


This is a modern tavern with good food and live traditional music.

For more information call +357 22 750009.  Open Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-23:30.

Address: Xanthis Xenierou Street.


This tavern serves cuisine that has a nice balance between Greek and Cypriot flavours.

For more information call +357 22 680067.  Open Monday-Sunday 10:00-00:30.

Address: Ledras Street

Evroullas’ Restaurant

It has been in Nicosia’s old town for the last 30 years, and it is well-known for its home cooked food.

For more information call +357 22 665346.  Open Monday-Fridya 11:00-16:00.

Address: 5 Stoa Klokkari


Across from the park in the Chrysaliniotissa area, you will find this tavern housed in a traditional building.  They serve traditional Cypriot food, including souvlaki and other homemade dishes.

For more information call +357 22 430524.  Open Monday-Saturday 18:00-23:30 and Sundays 13:00-18:00, 18:00-23:30.


For traditional Greek food with a twist, head to this tavern.  They serve meze and other traditional food.

For more information call +357 22 675757.  Open Monday-Saturday 19:30-00:00.

Address: 67 Faneromeni Street.

Tsipouraki Mezedaki

This tavern serves up meze with a Greek twist, and its interior is reminiscent of traditional Athenian restaurants.

For more information call +357 99 754417.  Open Monday-Friday 19:30-23:00 and Saturdays 13:00-16:00, 20:00-23:00.

Kath’ Odon

Next to the Ledras Street Checkpoint, you will find this tavern that serves traditional Greek food.  There is live music every night as well as on weekend afternoons.

For more information call +357 22 661656.  Open Monday-Sunday 09:00-03:00 (Kitchen closes at 23:45).

Address: End of Ledras Street.

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