There are some nice bars in the vicinity of the University. If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere with a high likelihood of meeting other VSAC participants (for example, after the reception on 24th), you might check out Baristro | Alldaybar, Box-T, or Brothers Bar & Grill.
On Friday the 25th we will meet at Sediran restaurant, located at Buyuk Han. Buyuk Han is the largest caravanserai (a roadside Inn where travelers can recover and rest from their journeys) in Cpyrus. Built by the Ottomans in 1572, it is also considered one of the finest buildings in Cyprus.
1) Food and one drink will be covered by VSAC. All dietary restrictions listed in advance should be met, but please confirm with the waiters when receiving your food.
2) ***IMPORTANT*** Buyuk Han is located on the northern, Turkish side of Nicosia. Therefore, to get there from the Greek side, you’ll have to pass the border control. This is very quick and easy but YOU MUST SHOW YOUR PASSPORT. So please don’t forget to bring your passport with you. Also, note that the Turkish side is not in the EU, so turn data roaming off as soon as you enter it to avoid extra costs. There is public WiFi available at the border.
3) The building must close at 9pm. There are plenty of places to explore in the Old Town afterwards, but if you arrive much later than 7pm you might not be able to enjoy the atmosphere and food properly.
4) Directions: From the main VSAC location, walk about 10 minutes and take bus No. 3, 4, 33 or 41 to the Central bus station (Dionysiou Solomou Square). From there, walk 10 minutes to Buyuk Han. Bus costs 2 Eur and overall journey time should be approximately 30 minutes. To check the journey options yourself, we recommend Pame app.
On the evening of the 26th, you will need to find dinner on your own, then we’ll gather for a final drink at Studio Tapas, starting at 19:30.