Petra Fortress, Kobuleti

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  • This is about how much I want to write a message of praise, it's there and undiscovered, completely natural. When all of a sudden a Mexican tourist or traveler you can get a Japanese, you can go to the van ride, kobuleti on the left side.
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  • The old walls are nothing more than ruins and rubble, though the point lying is an amazing natural landscape that is worth to see and admire. It has idyllic views and is a green spot in the nature
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  • Is situated in Tsikhisdziri, 7 km far from Kobuleti. The fortress used to be historical town of Egrisi Kingdom. It was considered as undefeatable fortress. Its acropolis was situated on a cliff hill a...  more »
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  • Georgia is beautiful all over. Petra fortress is a historical fort with amazing black sea views. Easily accessible by public transport. No entry tickets
  • Since it's easily accessible, it might be worth a visit on your way out of Batumi. No information provided, just a stroll among some ruins with a nice sea view.
  • Very ancient place. It's worth visiting.
  • Old and good reserved fortress, from here you can see unspeakable view of Black sea.
  • Petra Fortress (Georgian: პეტრას ციხე) is located in the village of Tsikhisdziri in the Kobuleti district of Ajara. Built during the 6th century A.D., it held an important strategic position at the crossroads of the route linking Georgia with Iran and Armenia. The fortress is one of the most significant monuments on the entire eastern coast of the Black Sea. Situated on a rocky outcrop beside the shore of the Black Sea, Petra was considered to be an impregnable fortress. Its name originated from the Greek word “Petra” – meaning rock, stone. Some historians consider the fortress to be the “Hell’s Castle” referred to in the famous “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” poem (Georgian: ვეფხისტყაოსანი) by Shota Rustaveli. Archaeological excavations have revealed that the site has been settled since at least the Late Bronze Age. Although the fortress is in ruins today, the remains of a small hall-style 10th century church can be found in the center of the complex.
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