The old town of Nicosia, much too close to the Green Zone and mostly abandoned for decades, is a resource the city has been much too slow to modernise and promote. My cousin Foula has recommended Erma [“Ballast”] cafe-cum-bookshop, built in the old grand sandstone style, and it is utterly charming.
It is also utterly quiet, there is very little going on here in the daytime, although apparently there is a little bit of nightlife.
Old Nicosia town is picturesque and pretty much abandoned.
I presume the mural, with St European Union holding the decapitated head of Cyprus in a platter, is not altogether sympathetic to the European project.