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What to see in Mtskheta-Mtianeti?
What to see in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region?

Svetitshkhoveli Cathedral

Mtskheta-Mtianeti is the central region of Georgia, and spans a large territory. Mtskheta is Georgia’s first capital, located 20 kilometers outside of Tbilisi. Christianity was spread throughout Georgia from Mtskheta in the 4-th century A.D. Equal to the Apostles St. Nino, started preaching Christianity in Mtskheta. She mounted the first Orthodox cross on top of the mountain overlooking the city. Svetitskhoveli  cathedral was built in Mtskheta at the burial place of the Chiton of Christ. The cathedral has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Jvari Monastery
In front of Mtskheta on the mountain, stands Jvari monastery, which became a UNESCO world heritage site. The name of cathedral is related to the cross which was erected by  King Mirian.

Samtavro
In Mtskheta you may also see Samtavro, 11th century complex located in the downtown Mtskheta. The complex was built by king Mirian on blackberry bush site, where st. Nino settled first.

Ananuri
After visiting Mtskheta would be great if you visited  Ananuri, a castle complex on the Aragvi river  in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It  is located in the River Aragvi gorge, on the coast of Zhinvali  water basin, in Dusheti region.
Ananuri is one of the most well-preserved historical and cultural monuments.


Gergeti Sameba 
Gergeti cathedral is the outstanding specimen of the Georgian religious architecture. The cathedral is 4-th century monument. It is located in Kazbegi 2,200 meters above sea level. The complex includes a domed Holy Trinity Cathedral (XIV century, the 30-ies), the bell tower (XIV century II half).

Lomisi
Lomisi St. George Church is located on the watershed mountain of rivers Ksani and Aragvi. Dates back to the 8th or 9th centuries. Upon arrival there, you will enjoy the view of Lomisi and you will be satisfied with the photos taken there.

Shiomgvime monastic complex
Shiomgvime monastic complex is located 40 kilometers from Tbilisi, in Mtskheta region, on the left bank of the river. Dates back to the 6th century. The complex is also famous for its nature.

Shatili
Shatili is located in Khevsureti, in 115 kilometers from Dusheti. Earlier  the Khevsurian  towers,  built on rocks ,were living castles, which were defending as villages from enemy invasion, as well as the whole country, as it was the country's north wall.

Vedza 
In the Village Nadiban Fasanauri region, from the ground rises water saturated with minerals and iron (Fe). All the stones and sand are rusty and covered with yellow deposits. It is good for the  body, especially for the stomach, and for the skin rash. A lot of people  arrive there and fill a large amount of water in the botlles, which is used for treatment.  




To visit Mtskheta-Mtianeti you can use "FSTA" cars for rent in Georgia, you can hire one of the following cars: Suzuki Grand Vitara; Land Rover Discovery; Pajero io or Toyota 4Runner.

Why FSTA? FSTA is car rental company in Tbilisi (Georgia), which is focused on high service and high quality of cars. We take all the ressponsibility of our cars and we offer you 24/7 h support. In Addition we also offer you specific cars for each region of Georgia.

See the link of FSTA cars!  

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