Although the precise date of construction is not known, stylistically, the fortress appears to be Byzantine, and has been restored on many occasions. Perched on a high peak, the fortress measures 1500 meters around and has 12 towers and a watchtower.
The south gate was secured by a second iron door. The castle of the Merdis King is located to the east. A cellar is carved into the rock foundation of the castle, with a cistern beside it.