The fortified town of Sighnaghi lies high up on the ridge overlooking the Alazani valley. The defensive walls and 28 towers were built by King Erekle II in the 18th century
Tsinandali was the estate of the Chavchavadze family – representatives of the 19th century Georgian aristocracy. A walk through the beautiful English-style garden will take
Ikalto Monastery was founded in the 6th century by the Syrian Father Zenon whose tomb is enclosed in the Church of Transfiguration. The famed academy was added in
Gremi - On a crag overlooking peaceful meadows and a few romantic ruins are the 16th century church and tower of Gremi - all that remains of the once flourishing capital
Alaverdi Cathedral was built in the 11th century. It stands in a fertile river valley, its surrounding walls silhouetted against the backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains and
Ninotsminda Monastery is named after St Nino and was built in 575. The earthquakes reduced the church to picturesque ruins providing a good contrast with the
Shuamta or “between the mountains” is the name given to two monasteries – Akhali (New) Shuamta, a 16th century monastery now once again in use, and the isolated Dzveli (Old) Shuamta with its three early churches dating to the 6th-7th centuries set among forested hills.
David Gareja Cave Monastery was founded in the 6th century by David, one of the 13 Syrian Fathers who preached Christianity to the Georgian people. The complex is
Nekresi Monastery complex includes several buildings worthy of interest, notably the 4th century church which is one of the oldest in Georgia, and the unusual 7th century