MTSKHETA TOUR (4-5 HOURS)
ancient capital of Georgia
Places you will visit:
Mtskheta Town - Jvari Monastery - Svetitskhoveli Church - Samtavro Monastery - restaurant Salobie
TOUR PRICE - € 50
Mtskheta – ancient capital of east Georgia, from IV century BC. After moving
political center to Tbilisi, Mtskheta remained as spiritual center of the country.
Once more it became political center – in X – IX centuries, while Tbilisi was still
occupied by Arabs and known as Tbilisi emirate. Currently it is little town 20 km
Here are prechristianity archaeological and Christianity architectural monuments, which are recognized by UNESCO as world heritage sites. Trip covers the most important monuments in Mtskheta.
Built in VI century on top of hill, from where is perfect view on town Mtskheta and surroundings.
Cathedral XI century – the most respected holy place in Georgia, also very important architectural monument of Georgia. Also is burial place of Georgian kings and their offspring till modern time. Both Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Built in XI century. Here are graves of first christian king and queen of Georgia.
After an excursion in Mtskheta we shall have a lunch in a local restaurant Salobie. You will taste Georgian dishes: Mchadi, Lobio, etc.