Cottage in the Ateni Valley
250.00 ₾ / night
The fortress is built of large boulders without mortar bricklaying. It is rectangular in plan, the internal dimensions are 18 X 15 m. The width of the walls is 3-4 m and the height is 4.5 - 5 m. Wall piers are preserved to the north and east. The monument is a square-shaped fortress built in a cyclopean formation, the internal dimensions of the main part of which are 18 m on the east-west line, 21.5 m on the north-south line. The thickness of the protective walls is 3.5-4 m. The corners and walls of the fort are thickened in the middle and form the character of a tower.
At the bottom of the tower in the south-west corner, there is a niche entrance, which is filled with stones, so its character could not be determined. The fort is surrounded on the west, south and north by a similar set of outer courtyards or fortified spaces. The entrance is inscribed in the north wall of the west annex. Here, in the north-west corner of the central part, a door is set. On the west side, the fort is protected by a sloping rock, the individual sections of which are excavated without mortar bricklaying of basalt stones to enhance the impassability. The fort is built at the beginning of the riverside terrace, the remains of the ruined village are detected in a large area to its east and south.
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