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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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Buffavento Castle reviews
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 »
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 »
It’s beautiful place, and we have to visit it one time in your life, you can see the sea view from the palace. I don’t advice this journey for elder people or children. It’s little dangerous, long and high stairs. And it could be better if taking car of it.
Hell of a walk especially the last 60m. Well worth the trek to see the views which await. Absolutely stunning and really happy we chose to visit on a mild March day.
Although the road to this castle is dangerous, It's worth visiting. You need to climb around the mountain for about an hour to reach the castle. I think It has the highest altitude in the Cyprus because you see the greek and turkish sides from this castle. The environment was excellent 👌
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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