The ruins of the Buffavento castle lie on the top of a mountain at 950m of altitude, 15km southwest of Kyrenia. The castle is accessible via a narrow mountain road. This leads to a parking, from where visitors proceed along a well marked path with staircases to the castle. There is no entrance fee and the castle receives few visitors. Nowadays only ruins are left of the Buffavento castle. This was originally built as a Byzantine fortification to detect Arab raids and was later developed and improved by the Lusignans. On the castle there are good views of the coast and Nicosia.
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