Ledra Street Crossing Point

Ledra Street Crossing Point

Ledra Street Crossing Point
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  • JoH
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick and easy crossing.
    Quick and easy crossing. Friendly officers. We crossed around 9.30am on a Monday. No que. Took about 5 minutes. We decided not to take our car across, which seems like a wise choice.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Nic K
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice (very warm) afternoon
    Easy access to North Cyprus, straight into a warren of streets. Shops selling the usual fakes, with some selling a little pottery etc. TBH, bearing in mind how the designer gear is made, you might as well buy it here as pay full price, if that’s your thing. People very friendly and accommodating and chips were ….as cheap as chips! Astonishingly good value compared to the other side of the crossing. A lot less hassling than we remember from previous visits to Turkey. Be warned, it’s REALLY HOT. REALLY REALLY HOT.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
  • vitavoyager
    111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy Crossing for Americans
    Very easy crossing both directions: We were dropped off a short walk from the Green Line at 9:30 AM. There was no queue. Our passports were scanned by Greek officials, we walked the short distance across the so called no man's zone, our passports were scanned by the Turkish officials, and we were in the north. We spent 3 hours in the north, had lunch there, and walked back to the Greek side at 12:30 PM. There was no queue going south at that time, but at that time there was a very long queue of people north bound waiting to have their documents scanned. I do not know if that is usual, but we were glad we crossed early that day.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
  • Rupertchapman
    Lagos, Portugal29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The drive through border crossing at Nicosia
    This is a review of the alternative car crossing called Metehan crossing. We set the sat nav (Waze) to take us to the Ledra Palace crossing with the idea of getting a taxi. Waze got it wrong and before we knew it we had driven into North Cyprus. Fortunately, this was better than getting a taxi, but I could not find reliable information on the internet beforehand, so here it is: Paphos car hire had warned we were liable for the full value of the car if we crossed the border. They said we were not prohibited from doing so. We put Ledra Palace gate into Waze with a view of walking across and taking a taxi, but it took us to the drive through border with the idea of taking us to the Ledra Palace border from the Turkish side. As we realised we were in the queue to cross the border, we decided to chance our luck. You need Turkish insurance. After the Greek border has let you through the insurance desk is literally a booth a few metres before the Turkish passport booth, but you have to get out of your car to buy it. I recommend the left hand border queue and pull over before the border in a small pull in that resembles a bus stop. Then you need passports and car documents (I only had the car hire condition diagram document but that was sufficient, they were not going to turn away an insurance premium) The insurance is 20 euros for three days. I didnt study the policy and assume it is third party only. Our experience was to miss the insurance booth, hand in our passports to be told to buy insurance. He kept our passports whilst we parked a couple of hundred metres past the border and walked back to the insurance booth (no pavement). The insurance booth wanted the passports so……!!!! Finally through the border, (the queue was only 5 mins) driving is still on left hand side, but expect much more traffic. A dog caused us to emergency stop as he wandered into our path whilst looking left rather than right (he must have recently arrived from Turkey) Other than that, the driving is fine and I would certainly drive again in the future knowing the ropes. St Hilarian closes at 3pm in the winter and Bellapais at 5pm. There is an ATM plus restaurants at Bellapais Abbey. Returning was without incident and the border guards on both guards took a cursory glance at passports and that was it.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 9, 2024
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,074 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Crossing Point
    We really wanted to see this place because of the importance of the Cyprus war in our life histories. It is possible to cross into the Turkish-occupied zone if you have your passport. It is a set of small offices where people show their credentials and walk across. Located on a major shopping street.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 8, 2024
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Ole K
Copenhagen, Denmark110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
If you are in Nicosia then you need to try and cross over the border to “the northern side” - Just remember passport and corona test or test of vaccine 👍 There are cafe and restaurants with lovely Turkish food and very nice prices. If you are shopping then mostly is fake brands but you can also find unique local products. Go there for 2-3 hours. It’s worth it.
Written October 12, 2021
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Brian L
Kyiv, Ukraine22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The world’s last divided city, a must do when you are in Nicosia. There is no love list between the two sides, a map obtained in the southern side of the city does not have any markings of anything on the north side, and visa versa. I found the northern side more interesting but both sides of the old city are an enjoyable stroll. The northern side of the crossing seemed more through about our documents than the southern side.
Written March 1, 2020
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rdella
Princes Risborough, UK1,886 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Nicosia is the last capital city in Europe which is divided by the green line.It is quite difficult to believe that in the 21st-century streets are still barricaded with oil barrels and there is clear evidence of fighting from when the city was divided.You can climb up the tower and I have a view across to the Turkish side of Cyprus and see the Turkish flag carved into the hillside. It’s all slightly surreal at various points the warning signs about crossing the border and about reunification. There was little evidence of United Nations troops patrolling.
Written July 27, 2021
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Severine B
Ghent, Belgium340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
First of all: don't forget your passport! Now, in low season, we didn't have to wait very long to cross from the Greek to the Turkish part (and back). Once we arrived in the Turkisch part, we noticed the stores with fake items. Be careful with this as it is illegal to bring them to the Greek part.

On the Turkish side there are a lot of interesting buildings to see, like a church that was changed into a mosque or the buyuk han and other buildings. Take your time to stroll around.
Written February 19, 2020
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Shaun L
Clanfield, UK2,580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The last divided capital in the world. It has to be seen to be believed and to understand what happened in 1974 between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots which led to the UN buffer zone known as the green line. You can follow the line and see sentry posts, pill boxes, barriers, barbed wire etc plus of course soldiers. Alongside of this are a number of churches, historic buildings and the Archbishop’s place plus the shopping area of Ledra Street. You can easily spend half a day walking the old city and if you want to cross the line at one of the authorised points to see the north too via Ledra Street
Written May 14, 2023
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Miclaus Mircea
Romania39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It is the ideal place for shopping, here being the largest shopping mall.
At the same time, it is the place where you can pass (for 24 hours and without a visa) in the Turkish part of the city.
They have recently redeveloped the old area, thus creating a place for the Promenade.
Written April 28, 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
One is walking up the lovey pedestrian-only Ledra Street and then it just ends. There was a barrier that we could not cross. OK, as Canadians with a passport an a valid Turkish Visa, we could have passed. However, due to EU rules, our cruise ship would not have let us board if we went to Turkey (& we suspected that Turkish-controlled Cyprus would be the same).
The barriers, guards and customs officials were certainly a poignant reminder that is is a divided city and a divided country,
Written December 23, 2021
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vitavoyager
Miami, Florida111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very easy crossing both directions: We were dropped off a short walk from the Green Line at 9:30 AM. There was no queue. Our passports were scanned by Greek officials, we walked the short distance across the so called no man's zone, our passports were scanned by the Turkish officials, and we were in the north. We spent 3 hours in the north, had lunch there, and walked back to the Greek side at 12:30 PM. There was no queue going south at that time, but at that time there was a very long queue of people north bound waiting to have their documents scanned. I do not know if that is usual, but we were glad we crossed early that day.
Written November 6, 2023
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Nic K
Hertfordshire, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Easy access to North Cyprus, straight into a warren of streets. Shops selling the usual fakes, with some selling a little pottery etc. TBH, bearing in mind how the designer gear is made, you might as well buy it here as pay full price, if that’s your thing. People very friendly and accommodating and chips were ….as cheap as chips! Astonishingly good value compared to the other side of the crossing. A lot less hassling than we remember from previous visits to Turkey. Be warned, it’s REALLY HOT. REALLY REALLY HOT.
Written July 11, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,074 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We really wanted to see this place because of the importance of the Cyprus war in our life histories. It is possible to cross into the Turkish-occupied zone if you have your passport. It is a set of small offices where people show their credentials and walk across. Located on a major shopping street.
Written May 8, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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