The Crown granted independence to Cyprus on the 16th of August, 1960. Straight after, the Republic of Cyprus was established by the Greek and Turkish Cypriots, and Nicosia became its capital. Some years later and after civil conflict, Nicosia became and still is the last divided capital in the world. That is the main reason why it's so attractive to tourists from all over the world. Don't miss the great opportunity to dive deeper into two cultures staying in one place. When visiting Nicosia be sure to go to North Cyprus, which is believed to be the best part of the island (nature wise). It is an amazing experience to see how the two worlds get along beside one another - the Turks and Greek Cypriots. We partner with car hire companies that allow you to cross the border (the Green Line) and take your hired car to the Turkish side of the island. When crossing the border by car you should increase your insurance coverage, but this experience is definitely worth it! If you are an independent traveler, you love the freedom of movement and taking independent decisions, consider our contribution to your journey, and hire a car in Nicosia via our website.