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Buffavento Castle

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Address: Buffavento Mountain, Kyrenia, Cyprus

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History you can touch and feel, a really steep climb up uneven stairs to get to the top but once up there what a view of both sides of the mountain range do some research before... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Andy S
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite reading the earlier reviews of this site we were not prepared for the extreme conditions of the very scary narrow and winding road, the lack of signage going to the Buffavento Castle and the lack of information at the carport before ascending the stairs. For those who decide to go here, I liken it to going on a 'Black... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History you can touch and feel, a really steep climb up uneven stairs to get to the top but once up there what a view of both sides of the mountain range do some research before you go and you can really understand why it's there and how it all evolved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were almost put off by previous reviews which said it was really strenuous. It's definitely not for the totally unfit, but we managed it no problem, as did our two teenage girls. The views from the top are spectacular; it must be one of the only places you can see both sides of the Kyrenia Hills. The drive to... More 

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Thank Diane P
London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is the highest and steepest of the three crusader castles. There are well over 200 steps to climb. Guidebooks state that the path is a poor one but in fact the path was recently relaid in cement and is quite easy for those without walking difficulties. There is however one point near the very top where you do have... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Extreme castle visiting this. Road to it is narrow and precarious but beautiful. A substantial climb on foot in intense sun but views are incredible and the ruins are also amazing. Not much interpretation and no refreshments nearby so you need to be prepared. Loved it.

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1 Thank Humphrey108
Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

the road to Buffavento is the real adventure if they dont fix it. there are countless stairs to to castle, but it really worth the effort, i would like to live there, the view and the castle is priceless.

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2 Thank Farid H
Karsiyaka, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We just happened on this place, we knew there was a back way to Girne from Lefkosa .....so we took a turning off the main road and found that we were on our way to Buffavento, so we went, then found our back road to Girne....half way there, it looks as if a new farm is being built, there were... More 

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1 Thank Edwina25
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This climb towards the castle should be noted not for young kids and elderly, the climb can take over 45 minutes with breaks taken, at a very steep height of 960 meters high. Intitial Steps from the start are long and steep gradually turning into rock steps reaching the castle. As a historical site lover this place wasn't that worth... More 

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Kyrenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you dont mind climbing this is the perfect place for you. You will be 932 m. above the sea level. Highly recommended in spring and autumn. Has a beautiful scenery but unfortunatelly the castle is ruined.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Driving along the narrow, twisty road towards Buffavento Castle was quite scary but we drove cautiously and did not encounter any problems. We are not young but as long as you are reasonably fit you can make it to the top. We arrived about 9:40am before the day got too hot. At the beginning the concrete steps are wide which... More 

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