Buffavento Castle, Kyrenia

4.5
#4 of 12 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. Add Buffavento Castle and other attractions to your Kyrenia trip itinerary using our Kyrenia trip planner.
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  • The winding road to the lead path offers beautiful views on the Mesaoria plain, with Nicosia in the centre. There is no ticket selling (at least when we were there 1 week before Orthodox Easter), so y...  more »
  • The journey there took us through Dikmen and Taşkent on often single track roads to a car park with a sign saying 'Buffavento Castle' but there was no sign of a castle. Undeterred we climbed the path ...  more »
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  • Nice place, but unfortunately fog weather complicated sight. Nice also for increasing condiction because more than 200 stairs up.
  • It's awesome to see but it's a steep, high climb. Beautiful at the top!
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