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stunning views......mega climb

hell of a climb up there (steps). at the summit enjoy the fantastic views along the besparmak... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2019
Sleaford, United Kingdom
Spectacular views and good physical workout

Well worth doing but if you are not reasonably fit don't attempt it. It is a long hike up many many... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Buffavento Mountain, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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All reviews the main road car park passing places zig zag oncoming traffic dangerous road mountain path scary drive long climb opposite direction stunning views well worth the effort hair pin bends st hilarion above sea level sensible footwear hard work
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Reviewed 5 February 2019

hell of a climb up there (steps). at the summit enjoy the fantastic views along the besparmak ridge. dont forget your camera or water. nothing touristy about this, simply hard work and you are at one with nature. no toilets, no kiosk...so go prepared. nice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank oneillbox
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Well worth doing but if you are not reasonably fit don't attempt it. It is a long hike up many many steps

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank qurum5
Reviewed 26 December 2018

On leaving the main road there is a sign saying Buffavento Castle 6 kms. From here it is exactly 7,4 kms to the car park. Apart from some large potholes at the start and end the gravel road is smooth and well surfaced. From the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FamilyEUropeans
Reviewed 26 December 2018

It is definitely worth a trip here. food is good unless you are a veggie. They used to do a lovely meze starter (free) but that has gotten smaller since our first visit still nice food though with lovely surroundings

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank anglesey_lass
Reviewed 14 October 2018

You will need a head for heights here but when you get to the top the view is well worth the walk up 600 steps (although these are well spaced out).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This really is for the adventurous walker although steps lead all the way to the top and you are able to go at your own pace. Wear sensible shoes and do take water etc as there are no cafe facilities. Incredible setting however and your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

This has to be my favourite attraction in the whole of Northern Cyprus. The adventure started right after leaving the car next to the ruined monument to the plane crash victims. The path up to the castle is not rough or dangerous as some would...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 17 September 2018

It is the steepest and most difficult castle of Cyprus. It was built around the eleventh century, during the Byzantine period. It is 950 m high above sea level. When I climb on it, my breath is cut off, but the view is breathtaking. I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Halil P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My Wife and 3 children made the trip to Buffavento, ages 7,12 and 15, well worth it but not for the faint hearted, the road is long and narrow as us the path to the castle itself, just take your time and enjoy it, take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jason W
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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Response from alexgY9090WR | 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