Our region is distinguished with interesting historical past and cultural values. One of Georgia’s oldest fortresses- Gonio-Apsaros is located 12km away to the south of Batumi. There’re a lot of material from Roman period, extracted from the fortress area. Gonio-Apsaros history is closely related to the myth of the Argonauts. It is well known that King Aiet buried here his son Apsaros, who was killed by Iason. According to some sources, one of the 12 apostles-Matthias, was buried here. On Gonio fortress area, there is also functioning museum. Large part of unique items from Antique period, called “Treasure of Gonio” is protected in the golden foundation of Batumi Archeological Museum.