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Shorapani Fortress

Shorapani is an ancient town founded in the 3rd century B.C. It was first mentioned in written sources in the 1st century B.C. by a famous Greek historian and geographer Strabo. Shorapani is also mentioned in Greek mythology as a place where Jason and the Argonauts arrived during their trip around Colchis. According to Vakhushti Bagrationi, a Georgian Royal Prince, famous geographer, historian and cartographer from the 18th century, the town used to be the centre of Argveta Principality.

There is a fortress in the town which was built by King Parnavaz I of Kartli in the 3rd century BC. It was located in a strategic place, therefore over the centuries it was attacked many times. The fortress is connected with the Kvirila River through a 60-meter-long tunnel from the 6th century. Nowadays, only the ruins of the fortress remained, and the items found during excavations in Shorapani are kept in Zestafoni Museum.


Tourist Routes

Do you want to see Imereti, but you do not know where to start from? We prepared for you trails around the region, which will lead you to interesting natural sites, historical monuments and cultural attractions. Following those paths you will visit true Imeretian “pearls” – thousand- year- old monasteries, historical buildings, amazing wonders of nature, including mountains, canyons, caves, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and you will come across many other attractions. You will also have an occasion to taste delicious Georgian food and wine. Have a look at our suggestions and go explore Imereti!

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