Dartlo

Dartlo – Unique, mysterious, fabulous, extraordinary village in Tusheti Pirikita gorge. Just some of the words that come to mind when visiting the heritage village in Georgia’s high mountainous region of Tusheti. Dartlo village is situated 2,000 meters above sea level by the Alazani River, on the northern slope of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. It […]

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National parks of Georgia list

National parks of Georgia – еhere are up to 30 protected and planed protected areas in Georgia, totally it is 7% of whole territory of the country. Each one is created to protect local natural heritage. Georgia isn’t big country, but we have luck to have big diversity of landscapes. Highlander travel offers naturalist tours […]

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Ilia lake in Kakheti

Ilia lake is called so in honor of famous Georgian writes of beginning of XX century – Ilia Chavchavadze, is  handmade lake in the north part of Kakheti, Alazani valley, near town Kvareli, where are Saperavi grape yards, for wine Kindzmarauli. Around the lake are located cafes, park, and is being built hotel.  Tourists often […]

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Nekresi monastery

Nekresi Monastery is located close to the city of Kvareli.  Standing on top of a high hill, it dominates Alazani Valley and the whole complex is easily noticeable from a distance.  A rather large city had existed at the foot  of a hill at the outset of the new age.  Not much is known in […]

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Alaverdi cathedral

Akaverdi Cathedral is located in Kakheti, on the left bank of Alazani River, in a distance of 18 km from the city of Telavi. With its upright outlines it is easily noticeable on the marvelous background of Alazany valley, encircled by gorgeous mountains of Tusheti. The monument was built in the first quarter of XI […]

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Ikalto monastery

Ikalto Monastery is constructed on the elevation of a small range that divides Turdo river gorge and Alazani Valley. Like Alaverdi and Artozani (Ruispiri) St. Shio monasteries, its foundation is also linked to the activities of one of the 13 Assyrian Fathers – St. Zenon; hence the monastery was built in the second half of […]

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New Shuamta

New Shuamta church of the Birth of Mother of God is located close to Telavi, in Kakheti, in a distance of some 2-3 km from Old Shuamta Monastery. The building is erected on the open plane surrounded by the defensive wall. There are a bell tower and some other auxiliary construction beyond the wall… The […]

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Old Shuamta

Old Shuamta Monastery is located in Kakheti, some 7 km from the town of Telavi. The architectural ensemble of three churches stands in a lonely woody area. A small church dated to V c AD – earliest of those three, is the prefect sample of the very first attempts of construction of basilicas in Georgia. […]

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David Gareja

David Gareja  desert occupies south-eastern part of East Georgia, with its closest edge in a distance of some 60 km south-east from Tbilisi. This is a very specific area with multicolor hillocks, dry gorges and gullies, small areas of green land with trees and shrubs. This place had been inhabited sins the Pre-Christian era, but […]

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Gremi

Gremi is located in the north part of Kakheti region. From XV to XVII centuries it was capital of Kakheti. City built by king of Kakheti Levan is divided into tree parts: “Archangel’s”, where is located Archangel’s church, palace and several cellars is located on uphills and surrounded by fortress, it communicates with river Intsobi […]

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