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Cypriot cuisine combines the rich flavours of the Middle East, the nutritional values of Mediterranean cuisine, and the timeless traditions of Greek cooking. Traditional tavernas, confectioneries and coffee shops can be found everywhere in the Old City, serving delicious dishes, sweets and ‘meze’.
Start your culinary adventure by ordering‘mezedes’at a restaurant where you will be faced with a lavish feast of all the local delicacies but make sure you pace yourself for the 20 or more dishes that will arrive.
Be sure to try Cyprus’famous‘halloumi’cheese made from sheep and goat’s milk. You can have it in all kinds of different ways, from grilled to fried or on its own, and in the summer you must try it with watermelon, for an unusual combination of flavours.
For an even more traditional experience, you can find authentic tavernas serving traditional foods in any of the villages nearby Nicosia.