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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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  • We went here after a round of golf so it was getting late in the day. We did find the road to it easily which for northern Cyprus was amazing. There is a cafe bar at the turn off looked dry authentic ...  more »
  • Kyrenia also really unusual date.. Worth to be visited. We took lots of photos. Recommend
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  • Ruins of the castles lie at the top of a steep mountain (the path from the parking lot is rather steep) and from above, one has a view at 360 ° on the island. Beautiful!
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