Gonio Fortress

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Gonio Fortress is a historical site located in the village of Gonio in the Adjara region of Georgia. The fortress is believed to have been built by the Romans in the 1st century AD and was used as a strategic military stronghold throughout the centuries. It is situated on the Black Sea coast and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

The fortress has undergone numerous renovations and reconstructions over the years, with the Ottomans and Georgians both playing a role in its development. The fortress was also used as a trade center and a slave market during the Ottoman Empire.

Today, visitors can explore the ruins of the fortress and see the remains of the ancient walls, towers, and baths. The most impressive sight is the well-preserved Roman gate, which features inscriptions and carvings. The fortress is also home to a museum with exhibits on the history of the area.

Gonio Fortress is easily accessible by car or public transportation from Batumi, which is only 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) away.

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