Located in the southern part of Georgia, Atskuri Temple - Fortress was built in the 10th century. Situated near the Mtkvari River valley, which is part of an important and strategic route, Atskuri was a vital stronghold for the defense of Georgia in Medieval times. Rising up from among the surrounding hills, it appears as a massive, rugged structure. It could almost be part of the landscape, as if it had been chiseled from a great boulder. Tours to Georgia often include a visit to this wonderfully unique ancient monument.