Petra Fortress
Petra Fortress
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Adventureingeorgia
Tbilisi, Georgia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
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 along the shore. Its landside was protected with strong fence as rocky relief (the relief originated its Greek name "Petra" – rock, stone).
Written November 30, 2017
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Iro4cha
Kyiv, Ukraine4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Nice place to visit and spend 30-40 minutes climbing ancient walls and finish bathing on a half-wild beach at the bottom of the fortress.

The ruins of the ancient historical city-fortress Petra is located in the village of Tsikhisdziri, Kobuleti region. It dates back to VI c.AD. Historically this territory was the settlement place of one of the Kartvelian tribes – Lazes. The Byzantine Emperor Justinian built a city here because of the unique military-strategic and trade-economical location. The city was crossed by the essential road connecting Western Georgia, Byzantine provinces, Iran and Armenia. Navigation was also very well-developed. Petra fortress became so inaccessible by the Middle Ages that it was even called “Kajeti Fortress” (the fortress of the kajis). Petra is impressive and thought-provoking. Our ancestors watch us from these proud walls, the ancestors who constantly fought against the enemies and preserved motherland and dignity to the posterity.
Written September 6, 2014
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adanielyan2016
Yerevan, Armenia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
We arrived just after a wedding ceremony was over on the territory of the fortress and the decorations were still there. Most of all I was impressed with the view from the fortress, wild beauty of the nature and the ruins that make history to run across your mind- from Byzantium times to Peter the first the Russian Tsar and nowadays new-weds and happy tourists.
Written August 12, 2017
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Mariam K
Tbilisi, Dushet'is Raioni, Georgia206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
The ruins are quite well-preserved, there are a few information plaques. The view from the top is breathtaking.
I visited it alone, in the early morning and it was really peaceful and beautiful.

Note: Petra fortress is actually located in Tsikhisdziri, a small village near Kobuleti. From Kobuleti you can reach it in about 15 minutes (?) by car.
Written July 2, 2015
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Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,542 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Not a great deal to see here and not really worth the stop over. This area was closed off when we visited. Lots of rubble.
Written September 27, 2019
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quiller-for-hire
Tbilisi, Georgia388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Very nice scenic view of sea and train tracks and old fortress of many tiers that goes back to the time of the ancient Persians. If you walk in the tall grass of the Ivy covered circular rings on each level, beware of chiggers!
Written September 13, 2016
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Edgar E
Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
I visited Petra in August, 2015. It's quite easy to find - just on the way from Kobuleti to Batumi (or vice versa). One of the most fortified Byzantian fortresses in Lazika (nowadays Ajaria). I think that for those who are interested in history it's a must-visit place.
Written August 7, 2015
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Frog-Aus
Box Hill, Australia393 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We drove there from Batumi and nearly missed it as the entrance to it is in a bend of the road. On a cliff it commanded a strategic position but there is not much left of it
Written November 5, 2019
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awesomeseminars
Jerusalem, Israel174 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
If you have been to a real fortress,this will be a disappointment. If you are looking for a place to drive to then why not visit?
Written September 6, 2018
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AndrejaKo
Maribor, Slovenia1,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
it's right by the road, on the sharp curve and when you see the sign, you already passed the parking.
it looks babilonian, must have been an awesome fortress back in the day.
Written October 10, 2016
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