Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, ნოქალაქევის ორმოცმოწამეთა ეკლესია, church Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki

About Nokalakevi

Best time to visit: Winter, Spring, Autumn, February

Nokalakevi (Tsikhegoji, Archeopolis) is located in Samegrelo, Senaki Municipality, near the village of Jikha. It is a multi-layered monument. The oldest layer dates back to the 8th-7th centuries BC, although traces of life in this area begin from the beginning of the 1st millennium BC. Nokalakevi was an important city in Georgia. Roman and Byzantine historians referred to this city as Archeopolis, although in earlier Georgian chronicles it was called Tsikhegoji (Fortress of Kuji ). According to Leonti Mroveli, Georgian chronicler of the 11th century BC, in the 3rd century Pharnavaz, the king of Kartli, appointed Kuji as Eristavi (Duke) of Egrisi and Svaneti, who built Tsikhegoji here. In the IV-VIII centuries, Tsikhegoji was the capital of the Egrisi kingdom. The Battle of Archeopolis was fought here. The Persians attacked the fortress three times and managed to capture it only the third time, although soon the city again fell under the rule of the Laz-Byzantine forces. In 737-738, the city was destroyed by Marwan II. After that, Tsikhegoji fell into decay, after which it turned into a small village. The village began to gain strength in the 16th century when the palace of Prince of Samegrelo was built. In the XVI-XVIII centuries, it was the residence of the rulers of Odisha - the House of Dadiani. The city occupied an area of ​​19 hectares and was surrounded by a 3-kilometer fence. It consisted of three parts: the lower city, the middle castle and the citadel. On the site of the city, palaces, Christian temples, baths, water reservoirs, a tunnel and other agricultural buildings and fortifications were discovered. On the territory of the lower fortress, the ruins of a 4th-century palace belonging to the kings of Egrisi, and a three-nave basilica of the 5th century, also a small three-nave basilica of the 6th century, which was later converted into a domed church, have been discovered. Here are also found the remains of the palace of the kings of the same period, a gate with a tower, 2 baths and ruins of other buildings. Along with the city from the side of the river, from the southern and western sides, where there are steep cliffs, there is only one wall, and from the eastern side, which is easily accessible to the enemy, there are three parallel walls. Important archaeological material has been found in Nokalakevi and its surroundings.

Tags: #History #Culture #Archaeology #Historical Monument #Archaeological Site
42.357379 , 42.193899
+995 577 25 33 72
Recommended duration: 3 hours

Our guides are ready to help you on this trip

13891881_1062705333765157_135766 IMG_0005 ლაშა ფირცხალაიშვილი
+10
Book a tour online!

Buy our tours online and explore incredible Georgia!

See all

Map

Map placeholder

Pricing

Ticket type Georgian citizens Foreigners

AdultsStudentsAdultsStudents
Entrance10 ₾1 ₾
10 ₾10 ₾
Guide service15 ₾15 ₾30 ₾30 ₾

Tours In Samegrelo

მარტვილის კანიონი, canyon, visitor center
Waterfall · River · Church / Monastery · Canyon · Mountain · Guest House
Two-day tour in Martvili

Family Hotel "Champion" starts tours - "Discover Samegrelo".This tour is for those who do not want t...

161.50 ₾ per person

Book
Questions

Please login to ask a question

Ask a Question

გამარჯობათ! ამ ძეგლებთან შესვლა უფასოა?

Mariam Pirashvili
Mariam Pirashvili

სალამი, შესვლა ფასიანია. ბილეთის ღირებულებაა 10 ლარი უფროსი, მოსწავლეები სტუდენტები - 1ლარი, გიდის მომსახურება ქართულ ენაზე 15 ლარი, უცხო ენაზე 30 ლარი.
სამუშაო საათები 10:00-18:00, დასვენების დღეა ორშაბათი.

1 Reviews
5

❤️❤️❤️🙏

Write a review

Ask a Question

Review Nokalakevi

Very Bad!

Bad!

Good!

Very good!

Excellent!