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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. Plan your Anacopia Fortress visit and explore what else you can see and do in New Athos using our New Athos holiday planner.
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  • Visited this place in July. Come by car around 11 am. Bought tickets and paid parking at the box office. The cashier said that they expect a group of tourists and we can join tours. In anticipation of tours had eaten ice cream next to the cashier. Excursion, as all tours in Abkhazia, was no. Guides would master class pass and saw my drawings, for example, estates near Moscow, where the words guides sends shivers, live pictures are drawn, and sometimes the tours turns into a one-man performances). In Abkhazia, all simple. Tell about places you can very much, and they manage to stow everything in 20 proposals about anything. So it was this time. Benefit bought at the checkout for fortress brochure 60 rubles. It eventually read, because the main objective of the guide was probably to show the way to the top. Look lovely! Exciting! While you think about hard life many centuries ago. Although it is not a simple way, saw a lot of families with small children or even older people with sticks. You can bring sandwiches to eat. Just before reaching the fortress itself with legal parties lie logs that use as a table and benches. But they solncepjoke. We regret that it came to 11, it was early, so it was cooler. In the rest of the sea.
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  • Anacopia Fortress is an ancient fortress started in the 2nd century and has been through some interesting history. You can hike up to see the ruins which are still in fairly decent shape, it’s a beaut...  more »
  • To get there on foot can only strong spirit and strong body. Located on a high Hill, which offers great views of the sea.
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  • 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.
  • This fortress on the Hill climb every time visit Abkhazia. Something pulls me back. Everything would be great and good, if not letting folks about parking. Entry fees before lifting take different-who and how enough insolence; look who stands before him. If you do not give a ticket, it can take 150, 200 and 300 rubles. Also saddens zasrannost' roads all debris while you are climbing. There already are to blame themselves and visitors who litter (real pigs), and local, that are not cleaned ... Climb on, quick! Some get tired of the heat to go, just before reaching the parking lot. And all the "charm" ahead.. When you can walk ostocherteet trying to go on the road, and not directly, where possible, climb the Hill straight upstairs. It's harder, but at times reduces the path =) But be careful-there are found the snake.
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  • Very interesting historical place, where there is an ancient Anakopia fortress the 8th century and remained a small chapel with a copy of the Iveron icon of the mother of God. Worth a go see. From the observation deck of the city very beautiful views of the new Athos monastery. But! The cost of entry into the territory of this natural reserve is 200 rubles per adult, with 100 students, children under 7 years old-free of charge
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  • Just beautiful. Just a point of interest is not a fortress and the chapel of the Iberian icon of the mother of God, and a mountain named in her honor. Moreover, the authorities should be ashamed of the State in which is situated the chapel. The mountain is mostly coming from which pilgrims take on 200 rub. Apparently the restoration of anakopia fortress!?
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  • Fabulous place found quickly. The fortress is located 300 m away. above sea level. With mountains and towers opened chic panoramas. Went last night and not during the season, were there alone.
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