Castles & Fortresses


Akhaltsikhe Castle

Akhaltsikhe Castle will take you through its history and diverse culture. In one space you will discover many different areas built in different periods of history with different purposes. A Medrasa,  Synagogue, IX century Orthodox Church, Catholic Church, a Citadel, a XVII century Mosque built by Ahmed Pasha, amphitheater and other areas will revive the […]

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 […]

Khertvisi Fortress

The Khertvisi Fortress is one of the best preserved of Georgia’s fortification structures. Khertvisi was restored and reinforced several times.  Originally built on a rocky mountain at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Paravnistskali Rivers, it is the last point of the historical Javakheti region and the beginning of Meskheti. This monument represents a large […]

Okros Tsikhe

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 […]

Tmogvi Fortress

This historic fortress was first mentioned in the ancient texts of the 10th century. From the 10th century the fortress was under Georgian monarchy rule, until the 16th century at which point it was taken over by the Ottoman Empire’s rule. At the end of the 18th century, the fortress was re-forfeited and today remains […]

Tsriokhi Fortress

Located in near village Atskuri (Akhaltsikhe Municipality) Tsriokhi Fortress is known as Sakanape Fortress too. The stronghold was built on such a lucrative spot that it allowed full control of the ravines and roads entering or departing the region. It’s said that, Tsriokhi Fortress had another crucial mission: to send first alarm signal to the […]

Zanavi Fortress

Located in the Adigeni municipality, near Zanavi village, this site of historical significance was erected in the middle ages upon a steep rock. The fortress showcases distinguishable features such as towers with multiple floors and the remains of a church inside the second tower. Once upon the fortress, tourists can take a 360 degree view […]
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