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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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  • Beautiful castlecheap entry. set in the heart of Kyrenia on the sea front, you can just wander around this castle exploring by yourselves, do go up on the roof for amazing views! There are so many int...  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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