Buffavento Castle, Kyrenia

4.2
#4 of 12 in Historic Sites in Kyrenia
Nestled high in the mountains overlooking the bay, Buffavento Castle was once a powerful defense structure. Walk along the mountain pathway, 950 m (3,100 ft) above the sea level for unmatched views of North Cyprus. Tour the remains of this 11th-century Byzantine structure and visit its crumbling hallways with large stone windows. Look for the ruins of an old cistern near the dormitories where soldiers once slept. Wear comfortable shoes, as paths at the site are rough. Add Buffavento Castle and other attractions to your Kyrenia trip itinerary using our Kyrenia trip planner.
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  • This really is for the adventurous walker although steps lead all the way to the top and you are able to go at your own pace. Wear sensible shoes and do take water etc as there are no cafe facilities....  more »
  • Climb into this terrible Castle along the narrow serpentine moving along the edge of the abyss. But the views from the Castle, well worth it. By the way, at the bottom there is a small restaurant, so pretty cute.
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