Buffavento Castle, Kyrenia

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#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Kyrenia
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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  • August 6, 2017
    This was amazing!! It took us about an hour or so to walk along the paths up steps to each different level. The views are truly amazing wear flat shoes as floor very uneven and take plenty of water.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Dolomite landscape especially if you climb from the East. Even so, despite the road came all paved, brace yourselves (avoiding wives in tow) and take a lot of patience! Where Eagles dare believe that you have arrived and if you feel you can complete this review will wait at least half an hour of walking tough (and certainly given the amenity of the attractions you can't convince your wife waiting alone). Even from underneath so the scenery is what you see of all honor to Richard the Lionheart which a tourist vocation did not feel up to bring his heart's assault!
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  • July 27, 2017
    We decided to visit the buffavento castle and it turned out to be a good choice enjoyed the climb up and were rewarded by the amazing view  more »

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Northern Cyprus' most popular tourist destination offers an assortment of accommodations. It's a good idea to remain close to the beach, as this is where most of the Kyrenia's bars, restaurants, and shops are located. Transportation is somewhat lacking and unreliable; however, a bus connects the city center with beaches in the west. For a luxury stay, choose from numerous four- and five-star hotels, several of which boast seaside locations. If you're planning a longer stay, consider renting an apartment or villa.
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