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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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  • We hired out a Ford Focus car and had two attempts at getting to the castle Firstly from the Nicosia plains side yes it’s signposted from the main road but around 20 minutes into the journey we... 
    We hired out a Ford Focus car and had two attempts at getting to the castle Firstly from the Nicosia plains side yes it’s signposted from the main road but around 20 minutes into the journey we...  more »
  • First of all, I mention that it's a spectacular landscape. Imagine that you hike a beautiful route for an hour to reach the castle. What will you see? One side you see the plain (Nicosia), another... 
    First of all, I mention that it's a spectacular landscape. Imagine that you hike a beautiful route for an hour to reach the castle. What will you see? One side you see the plain (Nicosia), another...  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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