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“See the whole city from here!”

Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory
Ranked #7 of 252 things to do in Nicosia
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“See the whole city from here!”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Thanks to a good guide book (Top 10 Cyprus) we headed for here soon after arrival - it's above Debenhams if you find difficulty in finding it!
Interesting view of the occupied part of the city and a film giving the history of the Island - obviously biased to ward the Greek Cypriots but understandable given events since independence.
This is a good place to start, with just a small admission fee.

Visited October 2013
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Athens, Greece
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102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“the best way to have a look in occupied part of the city”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Since we did not want to cross the borders to visit the occupies part of the city, we saw everything from the tower. I found very useful the interactive screens, as well as the photos presenting how the city was.

Visited September 2013
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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589 reviews
439 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We read in a guide that it is a very interesting choice to enjoy the view of Nicosia. I think that 2 euros is too much for the observatory, but you can enjoy a nice view of Nicosia in a panoramic manner.

Visited September 2013
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Limassol, Cyprus
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85 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“shacolas observatory”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I agree with another commenter that 2 euro is too much (maybe 1.50 would be better) however I like the observatory. It is a very nice idea done with modern technology (touch screen, explanatory maps and a documentary in various languages). You also get a clear view towards the occupied cyprus. I believe something similar should be done in the other cities as well

Visited August 2013
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent place to spend an hour and learn the hystory of Cyprus in your own language”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

very useful with its automatic translation in many languages... renovated, great views, very nice virtual tour... and cheap!

Visited May 2013
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