Gonio Aphsaros Fortress

Gonio Aphsaros Fortress is located 12 km south to Batumi, on the left bank of River Chorokhi, on the place, where Colchian Bronze culture and the first Georgian statehood found its birthplace. Its history is closely connected to the Myth of the Argonauts. Here you can visit Archeological Museum that was opened in 1994. The museum is rich in pichvnari, the exhibits of the ancient city “naqalaqari” (dated V c. B.C.), the archeological exhibits of Colkhian (V-IV c. B.C.), Greek and Hellenistic epochs. The most important item is golden treasure discovered on the area of Gonio, (dated I-II c. A.D.), that consists of unique jewelry models.