Accommodation and Nicosia Information

Conference Location

It will be held at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.

46 Makedonitissas Avenue, Engomi
1700 Nicosia – Cyprus

Tel:  +357 22 841 528

For those of you coming from abroad

We have secured an official accommodation sponsor for the event- Altius Hotel.

The rates are € 50.00 for a single room on bed and breakfast and twin/double at € 70.00 per day.

Please when contacting the hotel quote the title of the conference to get the conference rate (Conference- Troubled Contemporary Art Practices in the Middle East:  Post-colonial conflicts, Pedagogies of art history, and Precarious artistic mobilization,University of Nicosia)

AltiusBoutique Hotel

Achaion 1, Nicosia 1101, P.O. Box 24330, Nicosia 1703-Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 255540
Fax: +357 22 255541
E-mail:, Web-Site:

The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the old city of Nicosia and the central bus station and a 5 minute walk to the Cyprus Museum and Municipal Garden. To come to the University of Nicosia from the hotel it is a 15 minute bus ride, and there is a bus station 2 minutes from the hotel.

For all those that are coming from abroad please be informed that

-you can take a taxi from Larnaka Airport (Approximate cost- 50 Euros)

-there is a bus service from Larnaka Airport and Paphos Airports to the entrance of Nicosia:

From there you can get a taxi to the centre of Nicosia and to your hotel.

Alternatively you can get a bus to the centre from Limassol Avenue. It is a five minute walk from the Airport Bus Service and you must cross the over-road pedestrian bridge.,+Nicosia,+Cyprus/Kapnos+Airport+Shuttle,+Kyrenias,+Nicosia,+Cyprus/@35.1495854,33.3724083,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x14de19c3d556898d:0x7b69f2d574e2492f!2m2!1d33.3743681!2d35.1508399!1m5!1m1!1s0x14de19d9b04cdeb9:0x13b8ce5bcc71244!2m2!1d33.375255!2d35.148448

The buses from here go to the centre and to Solomou Square, which is in the old city.

Transport within Nicosia

For those coming to Nicosia from abroad and wanting to come to the University by bus from the centre of the city there are several buses that you can take, that bring you either close to the university or within a fine minute walk.
The two options I suggest which come straight to the University are
1) 259 bus that you can take from Evagorou street, a 2 minute walk from the central bus station (Solomou square). This brings you straight to the university. Also you can catch the same bus if you walk for 2 minutes from Altius Hotel (Bus station on prodromou street) SEE MAP LINK BELOW
Do not take the same bus from the central bus station as it takes you completely the wrong way.
Alternatively if you are staying outside the old city and not at Altius a better option for you is bus number 215
This bus goes all along a very long street which leads to the university- Digeni Akrita which becomes Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue, and then Georgiou Griva Digeni
All along that main street there are bus stops for bus 215 which comes straight to the university.
Pinned Google Map with the bus stations we mention above, the university and the social event locations.