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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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  • 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 »
  • Certainly to go take a narrow but uncrowded mountain without parapet depuus road pass the coffee buffavento and then get on a great take off for 25 minutes but what site she view on both sides. Much more beautiful than to Saint Hilarion. We can't regret the course on which just roll gently and be careful. We can continue this road and return on Kyrenia without go back a little further there is a monastery in a very beautiful site. Only ke building is standing the rest stolen was devastated by the Turkish soldiery and art dealers. Really do not miss Buffavento weather.
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  • We were almost put off by previous reviews which said it was really strenuous. It's definitely not for the totally unfit, but we managed it no problem, as did our two teenage girls. The views from the...  more »