Mtskheta is the most sacred city for pilgrimage in Georgia and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mtskheta is located just 20 km north of Tbilisi, in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The city with a population of about 8,000 people is one of the main tourist destinations in Georgia.
The ancient history of Mtskheta is fascinating and known in some detail. The city was founded in the 5th century BC by the indigenous Meshkhin tribes, who are believed to have originally emigrated from Anatolia (Turkey). The legend says that the city was named after the legendary ruler Mtsekhotos, the son of the first king of Kartli. Mtskheta is considered the center of a pagan cult in pre-Christian times. Georgian mythology tells about the huge monoliths of Armazi – the supreme pagan god, the head of the pantheon of gods and other deities. One legend claims that the statues of Armazi and Zaden were destroyed by the prayers of St. Nino.
There are no direct flights to Mtskheta, but they are in Tbilisi and are operated by 30 airlines. Most flights are operated by Georgian Airways. Travel restrictions apply for this region Before departure, you must provide a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19
How much money to take with you to Georgia and how to spend it on food, accommodation, attractions and, most importantly, do not forget to buy souvenirs and of course Georgian wine. 15 € (Open Currency Converter Error: No number supplied for conversion lari) - the minimum budget for a day in Matskheta. This is enough for a good budget hostel, two trips by public transport and food (the amount is equal to two lunches in inexpensive cafes).
Despite its provincial status, Mtskheta has several dozen hotels built in recent decades. These are mainly family mini-hotels, villas, apartments and hostels. We analyzed hotels in Mtskheta and tried to choose the most optimal hotels in terms of price-quality ratio according to various criteria here