Batumi city tour & Gonio fortress

Batumi city tour & Gonio fortress

Category: Excursions from Batumi
Tour type: Under request
Duration: 1 day
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Arrival: Batumi International Airport
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Duration: 4 hours

Tour type: daily excursion

Itinerary: Batumi and surroundings

“Old & Modern Batumi”
Excursion around Batumi & visit to Gonio fortress

Batumi is the city which easily makes visitors fall in love with it, as it possesses a real certain unique charm and exceptional beauty. The history of Batumi is very closely connected not only with the history of Adjara, but with the history of the whole Caucasus. It is the most popular sea resort of the country. Batumi has become the country's summer holiday capital, and had seen much development over recent years. 

Main Batumi highlights: Seaside Park (Boulevard), Square of Europe, 6 may park & Nuriegel lake, Aquarium & Dolphinarium, Modern batumi: new buildings, Ardagani lake, Aquapark, Holy mother virgin’s nativity cathedral, Batumi sea port, Rope way, Miracle park: Alphabetic tower; Sculpture of love “Ali & Nino”; Alcohol-fountain tower, Streets of old Batumi, the mosque, Piazza square, Gonio fortress and other intersting sites of the city... 

Gonio fortresscalled in ancient times Apsaros, is the oldest fortress in Georgia. In the 2nd century it was a well-fortified Roman city within Colchis. Gonio history is closely connected to the myth of the Argonauts. According to the legend this is the site where king Ayet buried his son Apsaros, whose body was dismembered and thrown into the sea by Jason. Gonio-Apsaros fortress is declared the museum-preserve. 




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