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See Kakheti in 2 days

The travel infrastructure in Kakheti as a main wine region is fast developing and is the most visited place of Georgia.

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Kakheti –was an independent feudal principality from the end of the 8th century. It was incorporated into the united Georgian Kingdom at the beginning of the 11th century, but for less then a decade. Only in the beginning of the 11th century did Georgian King David the Builder incorporate Kakheti into his kingdom successfully.

 

Bodbe  –  The Bodbe Monastery is nested among tall cypress trees on a steep hillside overlooking the Alazani Valley, where it commands views of the Greater Caucasus mountains.

The extant church was originally built between the 9th and 11th centuries, but has been significantly modified since then.

According to Georgian tradition Sant Nino having witnessed the conversion of Georgians to the Christian faith, withdrew to Bodbe gorge in Kakheti where she died. At the behest of King Mirian III, a small monastery was built at the place where Nino was buried.

 

Signagi –  Is located in the Kakheti region, settled since the Paleolithic period. Signagi as a settlement is first recorded in the early 18th century.  In 1762 , King Heraclius II of Georgia sponsored the construction of the town and erected a fortress to defend the area from invasions.

Signagi serves as a popular Tourist destination due to its location at the heart of Georgias wine-growing regions, as well as its picturesque landscapes, pastel houses and narrow cobblestone streets. Visitors can also see the longest wall after the wall of China in Signagi.

Located on a steep hill, the city overlooks the vast Alazani Valley with the Caucasus mountains visible at a distance. City is considered as the smallest one in Georgia and its other name is “City of Love “.

 

 

Winery “Khareba” – After an interesting excursion and unforgettable experience which you have already got from Kakheti historical tour, you have to visit the most impressive and modern place, which will be the great ending of a day, especially if you are a wine lover.

Winery Khareba is based on ancient traditions and will represent all the things by using ancient methods along with newest technologies.

Winery Has its own vineyards, where unique grape varieties are cultivated. Place serves its own Restaurant also, where you can take a rest, taste national cuisine and have a great synthesis of dishes and traditional wine.

 

 

 

Alaverdi Monastery – Georgian Eastern Orthodox monastery located in Kakheti.

The monastery was founded by Assyrian monk Joseph Alaverdeli, who came from Antioch and settled in Alaverdi. Monastery was the tallest religious building in Georgia until the construction of Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi.  Alaverdi in situated in the heart of world’s oldest wine region and the monks also make their own wine, known as Alaverdi Monastery celler.

 

Gremi Church – Is a 16th century architectural monument.

Gremi was the capital of Kakheti in the 16th– 17th centuries. It functioned as a lively trading town on the Silk Road. After the invasions of Persian armies the town never regained its past prosperity and the Kings of Kakheti transferred their capital city in Telavi.

The church was constructed at the behest of King Levan. It has three entrances facing west, south and north.

The bell tower houses a museum where several archeological artifacts and the 16th century cannon are displayed.

 

 

 

Second Day

 

Telavi – The main city and administrative center of Kakheti, which is the only city in Georgia where four different fortification monuments from different historical periods remain intact.   Visitors can have a stroll in the streets, visit significant Nadikvari Park and see the Giant Plane tree.  You will get unforgettable historical experience after seeing Telavi State History and Ethnography Museum which is situated in the several halls of the King Erekle (Heraclius) II.

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