Buffavento is a castle in the north of Cyprus. Its name was due to the high altitude location (950 meters above sea level) and translated from Italian means “protection from winds”. Buffawento is located in the Kyrenian Mountains between the castles of St. Hilarion and Kantara and is the most remote fort in Cyprus. From the castle of Buffavento there are only minor ruins of two rooms and remains of fortress walls. But, despite many years of desolation, the fortress-tower of the castle still makes an indelible impression.
You will have a difficult, rather steep ascent, lasting 40-60 minutes. Those who can overcome it will be rewarded with unique landscapes: the peaks of the Troodos mountains on the one hand, the chain of the Kereni mountains on the other, the high mountains of Turkey rising from the sea – all in the mysterious atmosphere of the dilapidated castle.
Recommended: comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water.