Bellapais Abbey and Boufavento Castle Exploration
Cyprus - Nicosia (South) - Nicosia - Kyrenia




Sport & Extreme


Hiking, Trekking & Backpacking

Walking Tour


Visit exquisite Bellapais Abbey and ascend to Boufavento Castle for breathtaking views. We ascend the 1,000 years old, Byzantine Castle of Boufavento, on the second highest (elevation nearly 900 m) peak of rugged Pentadactylos Mountain range and enjoy amazing views.

We explore the beautiful 13th century Gothic Bellapais Abbey. Usually, we visit pretty Kyrenia port (and optionally Kyrenia Castle).

This excursion includes two of the best attractions in Cyprus and combines the exploration of gothic 13th century Bellapais Abbey with the breathtaking views from the 1,000 years old, Byzantine Castle of Boufavento, on the second highest (at an elevation of nearly 900 m) peak of rugged Pentadactylos Mountain range. 'Bufavento' comes from Italian, meaning 'the one who defies the wind'.

Usually the trip includes also a visit to pretty Kyrenia port (and optionally to Kyrenia Castle).

Travelers should keep in mind that visiting Boufavento Castle requires a steep one-km long, 100+ meters elevation difference, walk up and down from the parking place to the castle itself. Most of the walk is on a paved trail (much of it includes stairs).


From Nicosia we head uphill and northeast to imposing Boufavento Castle at the second highest peak of Pentadactylos/Kyrenia Mountains. After our visit to the castle we travel to Bellapais village and explore Gothic Bellapais Abbey.

Subject to time availability and depending on travelers' preference we have a stop at Kyrenia old port and/or visit Kyrenia Castle, before returning to Nicosia.

Price: Note that default price shown as 100 euros is per person price based on two people attendance in total. We offer groups discounts. Please choose the number of people joining the walking tour and price will update accordingly.

Meeting & End Location: Customers' hotel (or similar) in Nicosia

Duration: 6 hours (the number above roughly applies to the time of travel and the actual itinerary - walking, having breaks etc.)

Our Vehicle: We usually use a Citroen C8 7-seater. It was built in 2006, it is in a very good condition and air-conditioned.


Transportation: I will pick up the customers from a location in Nicosia and deliver them back to the same location at the end of the trip (unless we make other arrangements).

What To Bring Along

It is advisable that walkers wear sturdy shoes (with grip), bring along drinking water (and possibly snacks) and are properly dressed for relatively easy walking (sunscreen, a hat for the hot season and possibly a walking pole).

Adults + Children

The quoted prices are for the number of adults in the trip. Children can join the trip free of charge (keeping in mind that the total number of passenger seats for the trip is six).

Cancellation Policy

Until Day 31 prior to travel date: 80 Euro per booking

Day 30 to Day 3 of the trip: 100 Euro per booking

Day 2 to Day 1 of the trip: 90% of Full Trip amount

Day 1 to Day 0 of the trip: Full Trip amount

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  • Monday to Sunday
  • English
  • Greek
  • Child-friendly
  • 1 - 6 People
  • Transportation: Included
  • 6 Hour(s)
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