Atskuri Fortress


Come experience the medieval fortress known as Atskuri. Atskuri is a Georgian feudal fortress on the right bank of the Mtkvari (Kura) River, approximately 29 km from Borjomi. The fortress is a remote yet noteworthy landmark. The fortress was of great military significance because it protected the Bojormi Gorge. If Atskuri fell into the hands of the enemy, all of southern Georgia would be vulnerable to invaders during the Georgian-Ottoman conflict in the 16th century.

Historians suspect the fortress was built in the 10th century. The site was originally constructed on high and hard to reach terrain which could only be entered through a narrow tunnel carved into the rock. Today, the site can be reached through steep climbing and is considered an off-the beaten path attraction in Georgia.

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