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Buffavento Castle, Kyrenia

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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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  • You'll need s car to get there and it's a 20 minute hike up towards the castle so I suggest you go early morning or afternoon. It's worth it though Because you will be rewarded with the amazing... 
    You'll need s car to get there and it's a 20 minute hike up towards the castle so I suggest you go early morning or afternoon. It's worth it though Because you will be rewarded with the amazing...  more »
  • If you are travelling by car you will need to pass a very narrow and dangerous road. Afther that you need climb up to the montain approx 30 minutes to the top. However you will be revarded with... 
    If you are travelling by car you will need to pass a very narrow and dangerous road. Afther that you need climb up to the montain approx 30 minutes to the top. However you will be revarded with...  more »
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  • Wonderful climbing route. You can see the ruins of Buffavento Castle with panoramic Beşparmak Mountains. You have to make yourself ready to climb more then 100 steps. It is a tiering experience but definitely worth it.
  • The view is amazing, it’s worth for the 5200 steps my watch marked from the parking but the trail is not in great condition, I would prefer to pay a ticket but to have more security with the handrails. The worst thing was the road from the highway to the parking and viceverse. There are sections with no place to park and let pass the car from the other side… a nightmare

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