Mtskheta individual program
Mtskheta. Even if you haven’t heard anything about Mtskheta when you planned your visit to Georgia, and having come to us, ask any passer-by what you need to see in the vicinity of Tbilisi, the first thing that you will be advised is a trip to Mtskheta.
And not only because in ancient times Mtskheta was the capital, not because today Mtskheta is a symbol of spirituality and revival of Georgia, and not even because it is the center of Christian pilgrimage.
Mtskheta is a wonderful satellite city, which is loved by both locals and visiting guests: ancient temples, restored streets, and beautiful landscapes for photography are interesting here, poets, artists, photographers and believers strive to get here.
However, you will understand everything yourself when we walk along the cozy streets of this wonderful ancient city, each with its own history and interesting facts.
The program also includes monasteries: the Samtavro monastery, where the imperishable relics of St. Gabriel rest, and the shrine-shrine of the Svetitskhoveli cathedral, where the chiton of Christ and the life-giving pillar, the Jvari temple are located.
The excursion will be very informative and interesting!
departure from your place of residence
20 - 30 minutes on the road Tbilisi - Mtskheta
40 minutes inspection of Jvari, photo on the most famous view - the confluence of the two rivers Aragvi and Kura
10 minutes moving to Mtskheta. Acquaintance with the town, walk
20 - 30 minutes sightseeing of the Samtavro temple and the shrine of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
45-50 minutes walk in Mtskheta: visiting the souvenir market, spice and sweets market
Optional: visit to Chateau Mukhrani with Georgian wine tasting and lunch (additional payment)
Everyone who has come to Tbilisi will certainly want to see the most beautiful suburb of the capital – ancient Mtskheta.
Moreover, the primacy of the capital in Ancient Georgia was behind Mtskheta.
And today Mtskheta is an exclusive satellite just 20 km away. from the capital – a place with a bewitching beauty of landscapes and a mild climate. Locals find this town one of the best places to live (close to the capital) and hold weekends and ceremonies.
And although according to modern standards it is more of a village than a city, the splendor and spirit of the time is here in every stone, in every house and every street.
The glory of Mtskheta is not only because it is the Ancient capital, because here are the main Christian shrines of the entire Christian world: Samtavro Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Jvari Temple and Bebristsikhe Fortress.
And the local landscapes of almost everyone who visited Georgia – a panorama from the Jvari temple to the confluence of the two rivers Aragva and Kura, glorified by great poets and artists. photographers.