Okros Castle rests on a mountaintop west of Shoka village. As one of the largest castles in the country of Georgia, it is locally known as Okrostsikhe or “Golden Fortress” in English. This is due to the legendary golden glow that it emits when the setting autumn sun shines upon it. Another name for the castle is Altunkala, which is Ottoman in origin. The castle is believed to have been built in the 13th or early 14th century, and it played an important role in the defense of the Meskheti area during the 18th century.
There is a newly marked Okros Tsikhe route chain. For detailed information please visit What to do section.