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Buffavento Castle

Buffavento Mountain, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Woah! A White Knuckle Ride!

Ok guys! This was a rough one. Buffavento Castle is perched about 3150 feet (960m) almost straight... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Thomas G
Difficult to get to.

We were not warned about how difficult this would be to access. Drove from the North side of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, England
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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the main road” (13 reviews)
“single track” (6 reviews)
“worth the climb” (16 reviews)
Buffavento Mountain, Kyrenia, Cyprus

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ok guys! This was a rough one. Buffavento Castle is perched about 3150 feet (960m) almost straight up! The only road up in narrow and there is no safety net. We were in a wide jeep and my friend , who has driven the 6km...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not warned about how difficult this would be to access. Drove from the North side of the mountains looking for the track off to the right. Little did we know we went right past it but there was no sign. Immediately after the...More

Thank souspike
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is worth a visit, ignoring the dubious restaurants surrounded by dubious rural Turks near the base of the building. It's a stunning castle that would be worth getting a tour in.

Thank joe S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic trip up to St Hilarion Castle on our recent holiday to Kyrenia. The drive up was great, if a little scary at times. We hired 2 Ford Fiestas and these made the trip easily, so you don’t need 4x4s. The road up...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of steps up to the castle, took around half and hour. Not much left of the building, but amazing views of the north coast.

Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This place is great, although you need to be pretty fit to visit it. There is a 40 minute uphill walk from the car park before you get to the castle entrance. Once inside, it is also pretty steep to get to the top of...More

1  Thank Polisgirl
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was amazing!! It took us about an hour or so to walk along the paths up steps to each different level. The views are truly amazing wear flat shoes as floor very uneven and take plenty of water.

Thank Westfamilykent
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit the buffavento castle and it turned out to be a good choice enjoyed the climb up and were rewarded by the amazing view

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 May 2017

What truly OUTSTANDING views await you after the arduous journey to the summit. Have to say that my female passengers were frightened as we climbed to the summit along a one way track with major drop offs and no passing places should you meet an...More

1  Thank kelvinwilliama2014
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Having read various reviews about the road access and the climb up to the top of the castle, I was intrigued to experience it for myself. We approached the castle from the main road that leads from Kyrenia over the mountains via the Besparmak mountain...More

3  Thank eshergirl
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Mantas V
10 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
27 August 2015|
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Response from warfarinman | Reviewed this property |
There's no handrail, and it's a good 45 minutes. OK if the children are very fit, hold your hand and well behaved. Would I do it with Children - NO. And apart from the view it's not worth it. The views great from the car... More
Jane G
30 June 2015|
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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