Buffavento Castle, Kyrenia

4.5
#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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  • Great morning spent for all our family, climbing up to Castle was ace, the Views were just amazing you can see St Hilarion and Kantara from the top if you look carefully. Sun was out and we enjoyed...  more »
  • Driving there is a little dangerous as there are sharp turns on a 1 lane mountain side. There is a car park at the start of your hike. There are steps that lead you to the castle which are on...  more »
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  • Beautiful place from all the castles we visited on the on the Turkish side of Cyprus this one we liked the most. The longest climb from all but it worth’s every step.
  • Stopped in after visiting the top of the mountain great food and scenery
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