Atskuri is a Georgian feudal fortress on the right bank of the Mtkvari (Kura) River, approximately 30 kilometres from Borjomi. Built in the 10th century, Atskuri Fortress was an important stronghold for the defense of Georgia during the Middle ages.



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Atskuri, Georgia
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Founded: 10th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Georgia

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Abdulwahab Baghdadi (18 months ago)
about 25min drive from Borjomi its good during spring and summer so you enjoy the seenary along the way but the fortress is closed fir renovation
Doris Cahill (18 months ago)
This is visible from the only main road between Borjomi and Akhalsikhe. Signs when entering the village are marked. Ancient and picturesque a wonderful short pit stop. Note, at the bus stop or marsh stop when entering there is this small light green market which looks more like an old garage, buy the bread its yummy and made locally. It's close to focaccia bread.
Dima Jikia (19 months ago)
Must see place. Under rehabilitation
Giorgi Kiknavelidze (19 months ago)
The Atskuri Fortress protected the Borjomi Gorge from the south. In the second half of the XVI century, the fortress Ottomans occupied. In 1770, the Atskuri Fortress had a joint army of Russian-Georgians, but it was impossible to take over. In accordance with the Treaty of Adrianopol in 1829, it was liberated from Ottoman domination. The Atskuri fortress constructors used a high and hard-to-climb relief and created a very complex and interesting structure of construction. You can enter the prison with a narrow tunnel in the rock. The internal structure was so difficult to understand that the enemy could not easily be subdued even after the invasion of the tunnel. Now the castle is no longer the whole structure. There are many constructions of different time periods.
Keti Gogeliani (2 years ago)
Very significant place, cradle of the Georgian Orthodox Church. In the August 2018 it was under construction. The Church is around the Fortress. We climbed up the Fortress in spite of difficult off-walk way. It's at the bench of Mtkvari, nice place!
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