Anacopia Fortress, New Athos

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Begun in the 2nd century, Anacopia Fortress has the power to transport visitors back in time. The tourist site, partially restored to its ancient glory, features a Roman-style tower offering sweeping views of the nearby city, the sea, and the slopes of the region's mountains. The small Christian church near the tower features early Christian paintings and symbols. Mind the steep steps and prepare for the climb by wearing a good pair of shoes. Add Anacopia Fortress and other attractions to your New Athos trip itinerary using our New Athos road trip app .
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  • The hardest part of the journey from the caves to the concrete road-this is the soncepjok. To Kass can quietly slip the taxi, and Kass, too full of taxi-if not better to play it safe. Cashier 200 p. the entrance, for the quirky, you can crawl through the slope through a bunch of thorns free (get ready in advance, tight pants off) the trail you will find itself. After CASS slope is quite gentle and always in the shade, the road zikzagom-wagging slowly reach any. At the top you will have to wait for a different look (recalled Tower on the mountain of the m. Akhun in Krasnodar Krai) and cold kolodeznaja delicious water (particularly prosharennye take with them plenty of empty bottles for her-really tasty). There is a chapel. You can put candles. On expensive found toilets. There is no food. Cut, deviate from the main trail is not advise-strewed ground as steel balls.
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  • In the title-word Chekhov. Lifting on mountain is not hard, if you are not limited by time. We were limited. So our choice was the first taxi, then run on the mountain and also run from the mountain. Went in while the rest of the Group was in a cave. Not quite pozhdaleli. Kinds of awesome. Energy-fantastic. Not to mention that it is one of four districts of the Virgin on Earth.
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  • Annually visit Abkhazia and sent in new Athos, to visit the Iberian Mountain and fortress Anakopiju. This place is three-in-one system: the beauty of nature, ancient history, religion. Uphill climb on foot, definitely need to get into the holy place and fetch water from the Holy source. (Always adhere to this rule, though not religious). From the fortress ruins, only works on restoration. It offers stunning views of the new Athos.
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  • Totally worth the hike! From the highway you can only see the tower, but when you hike to the top you see there is so much more! Great vistas, such history! Highly highly recommend!
  • The old fortres on the top of the hill. The main tower is illuminated during the night, so it is hard to miss. Breathtaki mg views, especially during cloudy days, when you see the clouds are passing through the top of the hill.
  • Breathtaking views. And fortress ruins, and there is something to see. Come by car, on foot. Serpentine road goes through the forest, climbing light, gentle. Very interesting and beautiful. At the top, near the main fortress, there is a well with drinking water. You can climb to the top of the tower. Beautiful view of the sea, mountains, Novo-Athonite monastery.
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  • Amazing place! The mountain can be reached on foot, you can half way drive and leave it in the parking lot. Top offers stunning views and the mountains and the coast. On the mountain is the Holy source-an inexhaustible well. The ancient chasovenka.
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  • Way in 1300 metres from the car park to the Summit to the East Tower on stone road, even with one child in her arms is worth it. From the fortress remained only slightly. But ... With a height of 350 m above sea level with a full can be assessed, why there was a center of the ancient Principality of Abkhazia. This fortress has never been taken any invader. Built by the Byzantines, it defended Constantinople from Arab attacks bypass the Black Sea. Panorama on all 360°: in the North Caucasus, on the East by the views of Novy Afon and Sukhumi, away to the South for miles clean sea, West view of the ruins of the fortress. . Be in Abkhazia and not visit this top is stupidity. For reference: from Athos caves by car 5 minutes. 100 rubles, 200 rubles to the parking entrance.
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