The most inaccessible of the Crusader forts on the island, Buffavento Castle makes for an exhilarating and lengthy climb. But it is well worth it, the views from the top - the highest point on Cyprus - are spectacular.
The lower Bastion.
Looking down on the lower Bastion. You can clearly see the spine of the Kyrenia mountain range in this view.
There were only a couple of others the whole time we were here. One of the advantages of Northern over Southern Cyprus, is the fact that it is not yet overrun with tourists.
Fabulous views all round from the top. According to the Guide book, on a clear day you can see across the Mediterranean Sea to the Turkish Coast. Too much of a heat haze for us to see that far.
Looking North, you can see Kyrenia with its castle in the centre of the coastline in this photo.
Looking South towards Nicosia.
After leaving Buffavento we visited the nearby ruined Armenian Monastery of Soup Magar.
Though it looks very old, it was only built in the 19th Century.
It is a shame that it has been allowed to fall into disrepair, with locals stripping everything of value from it over the last few years.
We were the only ones here during our visit.
A well earned rest.