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Category: Castles , Local time: 15:27:39, Address: Gonio, Georgia, Official WWW website:

Gonio Fortress is the oldest stronghold in Georgia . It is situated in the southwestern part of the country, about 15 kilometres from the city of Batumi , in the village called Gonio. Gonio Fortress lies on the coast of the Black Sea, 4 km from the borders with Turkey . In present days, Gonio Fortress is a very popular and often visited site.

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The village of Gonio was founded in the 8th-7th century BC. Gonio Fortress was builit in the 2nd century as a Roman fortress. During the Byzantine Empire, it was also used as a stronghold. Gonio Fortress got its current appearance after a reconstruction in the 16th century. The total length of the walls is 900 m. The five metres high walls and 18 pieces of 7 m high towers have been preserved.

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GPS: 41.573, 41.573
Altitude: 8 m
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Last update: 2012-10-19 19:16:29

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Gonio (1.6km)Batumi (10km)Ureki (50km)

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