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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Buffavento Castle by using our Kyrenia itinerary builder.
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  • Despite reading the earlier reviews of this site we were not prepared for the extreme conditions of the very scary narrow and winding road, the lack of signage going to the Buffavento Castle and the l...  more »
  • View from the top is breathtaking. Beauty is indescribable. The present middle ages. ... The huge mass of impressions. Recommend to everyone.
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  • History you can touch and feel, a really steep climb up uneven stairs to get to the top but once up there what a view of both sides of the mountain range do some research before you go and you can rea...  more »