Samshvilde is naturally protected from the three sides, while the fourth side is protected by a 4-5 meters thick and 2-kilometer long fence. The two rivers, Khrami and Chivchava, lie at the bottom of the hill.
The city was settled in IV-III centuries B.C. and had a major function in state development.
Discover the network of streets and exits through the moss-covered ruins. Traces of a water supply system were found, along with coins and artifacts, proving that life flourished in this area a long time ago. The church of Samshvilde Sioni from the VIII century on the fortress territory is noteworthy.
The territory has bronze-age megaliths, ruins, graves, a citadel, a medieval fortress, and residence remains. Samshvilde has several churches including Saint George’s Church, Palata Church, Church of Assumption of Mary, three church basilica, a church with a semi-dome apse, and Teogenida church located on the Khrami river side.
The study of the fortress ruins continues today through archaeological excavations and research of various historical contexts.