David Gareja and Signagi tour – main sight seeings:
- David Gareja Lavra
- Udabno caves
- Chailuri fortress
- Bodbe monastery
- Cozy medieval town Signagi, also called town of love.
David Gareja and Signagi tour takes place in the south part of region Kakheti, east Georgia. The first destination of the excursion is one of the well known historical monuments of east Georgia – David Gareja monastery complex. Monastery complex was founded in VI century, and during middle ages used to be important religious and cultural center. Actually the complex consists of 20 monasteries spreed in Gareja desert, but in touristic routes are included only two of them – Lavra, and Udabno caves. Lavra is the central monastery of the complex and Udabno is well known because of its frescoes in the caves. Udabno is located on the top of range and hiking there from Lavra takes about 40 minutes. Exactly on the top of the range is state border between Georgia and Azerbaijan, so tourists will hike exactly on the border line. Chailuri fortress is located on the left bank of the river Chailuris khevi. It is a typical fortress of XVI century.
Bodbe monastery – founded on the place where according to the most historical sources died st. Nino, convertor of Georgia. Currently it is nunnery. The main church belongs to XI century. Inside the church is the grave of st Nino.
Signagi – town founded in XVIII century as center of south Kakheti region. It is popular tourist destination, because of its location – on the Gombori range, from where tourists can enjoy picturesque view of Alazani valley and great Caucasus range and also because its original architecture. In Signagi there are many restaurants, casino, wine cellar – “Peasant’s tears”, where tourists can taste wines and learn a lot about wine making traditions of Georgia and school and exhibition of hand made carpets. After visiting Signagi, driving back to Tbilisi.
Total distance to drive: 300 km
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