Dating back to the 14th century, the Gogia Fortress transports visitors back to the Middle Ages, when the fortress’ strategic location was used to protect against further entry into Georgia by way of the Kura River Gorge. It is one of many in a series of fortifications and bonfires historically used to signal the advance of enemies.
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.
Petre Fortress is located on a rocky mountain on the Kura Gorge across from the Gogia Fortress. The fortress, formerly owned by the lords of Avalishvili, protected the road connecting Likani to the historic villages of Papa and Nua.
Explore the castle of Queen Tamara, home to the confident female ruler of the Georgian golden age. Queen Tamara was a ruler of Georgia who lived in the country between the 12th and 13th century. As part of royal tradition she ruled the kingdom with her father King George the 3rd.
Romanov Palace dates back to the XIX century and still adorns Likani today. The palace represents Mauritanian architectural style and was built by order of the Russian emperor for the great ruler Mikhail’s son Nikoloz on the Mtkvari River from 1892-1895. The project was developed by the well-known architect Leon Benoit and the construction was led by German architect Leopold Bilferd.
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 a main attraction where one can explore Georgia’s past.