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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  • I must say, if you take a tour in style: "All attractions of Abkhazia for a day", the Anakopijskuju fortress in new Athos you will not be connected. Maximum Guide mahnet hand in somewhere up and talk about that at the top of the mountain are the ruins of the fortress of 7 century, and give a little historical background. To bypass all the interesting places of new Athos would need a day or two, so it's best to go there alone, but to the tour, if you wish, you can join on the spot. We travelled from Sukhumi on a minibus. The road took only 20 minutes, left in the morning and Athos had spent all day. To serpentine, which leads to the fortress, we drove by car and on foot, although it is quite possible to overpower this way))) then begins walking uphill along the reserve's territory. Just for the sake of this walk on mountain serpentine has cost go: open luxury at every new turn. Maybe that's why not so much get tired, just once. With the walls and from the observation deck of the old tower preserved whole new Athos can be examined. I'm not talking about the sea and the peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. Stunningly beautiful. The territory of the fortress itself is small, but also interesting to wander there. I would like only to slightly better for it looked: still accumulation of garbage and empty bottles caught nooks (though you can just check there) anyway, if you came in new Athos, don't forget that in addition to caves and monastery, there There are such a wonderful place to visit which is even worth it. PS. We walked Back, pleased with prices for mandarins: in from the top to the foot of the mountain they grew from 20 to 40 rubles per kilogram)) a nice bonus for not lazy people))
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  • Unfortunately, it is running. The walls and the towers collapsing, stones simply are scattered over the hillside. Survived completely only one Tower, climbing the stairs to the roof, offering stunning views of the forests, mountains, sea and the city.
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  • It was hard for me to climb up. places straight cool. First go past summer houses and private homes. driveway asphalt. Then come to the cashier))) pay for entrance and goes on up. We got on top when it came the Sun and it got dark. Above you can see the coast of new Athos. also upstairs next to the fortress (it is possible to go inside the observation tower) is the source of water. and places with icons. This is a little climb impressed me.
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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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