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Buffavento Castle

Buffavento Mountain, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Long climb up to the top

This is more remote than St Hillarion or Kantara castle. The car park is quite small and and the... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
CaseyBe
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London, United Kingdom
Fabulous views

An excellent free attraction. Fairly easy steps to climb up. Interesting ruins. Exceptional views... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Clare H
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the main road” (13 reviews)
“car park” (23 reviews)
“worth the climb” (16 reviews)
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Buffavento Mountain, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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"the main road"
in 13 reviews
"car park"
in 23 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 16 reviews
"passing places"
in 5 reviews
"zig zag"
in 3 reviews
"dangerous road"
in 2 reviews
"mountain path"
in 2 reviews
"sheer drop"
in 4 reviews
"scary drive"
in 5 reviews
"long climb"
in 7 reviews
"drop offs"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 9 reviews
"stunning views"
in 11 reviews
"st hilarion"
in 8 reviews
"opposite direction"
in 2 reviews
"hair pin bends"
in 2 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is more remote than St Hillarion or Kantara castle. The car park is quite small and and the end od narrow roads (depending if you come from the north or the south. It's a long climb upwards - with great views over the countryside...More

Thank CaseyBe
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

An excellent free attraction. Fairly easy steps to climb up. Interesting ruins. Exceptional views. No café. Wear sensible shoes and take some water with you.

Thank Clare H
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Both sites very interesting and worth the hair pin bends. A knowledgeable guide will help. Quite a climb to a view point. Not for the faint hearted. €1 for lavatory.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

The turning off the Besparmak Road for the castle is cunningly concealed - it is opposite the restaurant - coming from Girne it is opposite the restaurant about 6 km from the junction with the coast road. The road from there on to the castle...More

Thank CairoCrawf
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Hiking this castle literally brought out my love of hiking, I haven't done it ever since, but I'm looking forward to do it again during the next visit to see the family. I'm not a big sports kind of person, so I was so surprised...More

1  Thank Fibi H
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

1.2 km up and the same down! Oxigenation, combined with the super view! One of the strategic points of the isle defense, along with St. Hilarion and Kantara castle!

1  Thank Alex G
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

To us this seemed the best castle - it's in a beautiful location up a long windy road. After parking it's a steep walk up to the castle itself but it's got good steps up to the top. From the top it's a fantastic view...More

1  Thank Steph9WP
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

A longish drive up a narrow precipitous lane (but with a few passing places) brings you to a car parking area followed by quite a zig zag walk to what must be the best viewing point in northern cyprus! Lovely ruins on Christmas Day and...More

1  Thank shorttriptraveller
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Breathtaking away views opening from top of these mountains. Quite a challenge for many ordinary individuals to reach those heights but definitely worth to make it! Unforgettable moments to spent with beloved ones making you feel absolutely free from this world where you`re almost touching...More

Thank Ivan R
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Buffavento like St. Hilarion and Kantara is a medieval castle on the Kyrenia Mountain which was originally built as a watctower to warn against Arab raids. Buffavento was also used as a lookout for approaching ships that might have brought danger to the island. Signals...More

1  Thank Ali U
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Mantas V
9 February 2016|
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Response from Figs_Olives | Reviewed this property |
That's a hard one-do you mean the Nicosia on the Turkish Cypriot side? If so, I'm not sure. If you do mean the Greek side then the answer is-you can't. You'll have to take a taxi that will cross the border-and it's not that... More
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27 August 2015|
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Response from Alex G | Reviewed this property |
Of course! Today there were 2 kids of about 3-4 years!
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Response from warfarinman | Reviewed this property |
Hi It will be a tough climb for a fit person with a crutch. Also make sure your hire car is in good condition to even get to the car park. It's a dirt track with plenty of hair-pin bends, and no Armco. You need a head for... More
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