About Sights – Aerial Photographs of Gori Fortress
Gori Fortress (Georgian: გორის ციხე) is a 13th century castle, situated on a hill above the city of Gori (Georgian: გორი) in the Shida Kartli region of eastern Georgia. It was captured by the Ottomans in the 16th century and then continually changed hands between the Turks, the Georgians, and the Persians.
Much of the structure seen today dates from the 17th and 18th centuries and was significantly damaged by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in 1920.
There are few remaining structures within the walls but spectacular views of the city, mountains and surrounding dark green plains of Shida Kartli from the battlements make a visit worthwhile.
How to get there: A minibus from Tbilisi’s Didube (Metro Didube) bus station to the bus terminal in Gori will take about one and a half hours. The Tbilisi-Batumi night train passes through Gori at 11:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased only one hour in advance, so be sure to show up at the train station early.
Georgia About recommends a visit to the spectacular Gori Fortress!