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Start out to the hospitably Nicosia

It’s still early in the morning but the sun is already warming our face and we are looking forward to a city stroll through Nicosia with Myrto, Interior Designer at KARE Nicosia. Our first impression of the city is already a dream. Buildings from a variety of periods directly besides each other give us a fascinating impression of then and now. Suitably to this the busy and loud streets of a capital change into quiet and relaxing lanes one would expect in a small Cypriot village.

Collage_Architektur_Gate_Wall_GraffitiMyrto welcomes us like old friends and we directly fall in love with her open and fun-loving nature, while she guides us to the Ledras Street and the Phaneromeni Square in the historical center. Here we can feel the multicultural background of the city and gaze architecture from the middle ages. At Ledras Street you can also experience the “Green Line” – Nicosia is the only divided European capital. After those first sensations for us Nicosia-beginners, Myrto guides us to the Ayios Antonios market. The scent of fresh fruits and vegetables leads us the last meters and then a great, colorful picture opens up right in front of our eyes. We amble through the hustle and bustle and grant us some extra sweet melon and grapes every once in a while. From those grapes the Cypriots make great wine and two really typical Cypriot drinks, we shouldn’t miss to taste. One is Zivania, a grape marc spirit, also used for medical purposes, we are curious… and Commandaria, the oldest branded wine on earth, a sweet dessert wine. After this appetizing visit to the market, Myrto gets us to her favorite Café “To Aponmero” – The Secluded. We get to know the interior favorites of the Cypriots by our Interior Desinger and indulge ourselves an iced coffee and a sweet something in a great atmosphere.

Collage_Café_Cake_Bar_Food_Bar2“Due to their joy of travelling and the multicultural impacts Cypriots are very well informed about the design trends all over the world and established a cosmopolitan mindset. The mostly prefer contemporary design in a mixture with timeless key pieces.”
Myrto now leaves us for a client and we enjoy the city center and follow her tips with a visit of the Venetian wall and a stroll through the small and quiet roads of Nicosia. In the evening we meet our Interior-Cypriot at “Ermou 300”. We enjoy a Souvla and also try the Halloumi, Myrto highly recommended, next to the traditional Sausage “Horiatika Loukanika”. The perfect ending of the day is a cocktail at the “Lost and Found Bar”. Here you don’t only get the best cocktails in Cyprus, the Bar is on the list of the 50 best bars in the world. ENJOY :)

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1. Pendant Lamp Beer Bottles | 2. Sofa Milchbar Honey | 3. Chair with Armrest Yeti Fur | 4. Sideboard Bel Air | 5. Carpet Origami Collage Terra | 6. Coffee Table Tronco

Myrtos tips for successful furnishing

1.    Function – Less is not always more, particularly in smaller rooms it’s important to give functional furniture enough space.
2.    A floor lamp that fits your style – The right floor lamp gives a great atmosphere at any time, midnight  coffees or a gathering with friends and family.
3.    Coziness for your floor – Your home has an essential ingredient: the floor.  Upgrade it with a stylish carpet and enjoy the extra comfort.

Myrtos favorites for a trip to Nicosia

Restaurants
Ermou 300
“To Apomero”
“To Patrikon” – On your way from the Airport to the Capital, Nicosia, stop by this tavern and experience modern and traditional creative dishes.
Bars:
“Lost and Found bar“
“ΠΙβο” – local Microbrewery
Club: “WSTD” Club – The acronym translates to Wasted. It is modern, loud and progressive. “State” Club – one of the most successful clubs in Nicosia.