Racha, one of the most beautiful places in GeorgiaFebruary 2
Racha is a highland area located in western Georgia. Historical region Racha was divided into three parts: mountain Racha, upper and lower Racha. Nowadays, the territory of Racha consists of Oni and Ambrolauri municipalities. Racha has always attracted tourists from both abroad and Georgia. With recent infrastructure improvement, the popularity of Racha is booming.
AmbrolauriAmbrolauri is a small town in Racha. It is famous for its red wine Khvantchkara. In the center of this small town, you will find the statue of a Khvantchkara bottle. Historical monuments of Ambrolauri include Nikortsminda Catherdral, Barakoni church of mother of god(built-in 1753), Minda and Khotevis Tsikhe.
Shaori and NikortsmindaShaori lake is located in the lower Racha, Ambrolauri municipality. It is the largest lake in the region. It is always cool in summer, and snowy and frozen in winter. The lake reflects colorful leaves in every season and trees covered with snow in winter. In every part of the year visitors can enjoy a double view of nature. After 10 minutes ride from Shaori lake, you will reach Nikortsminda Cathedral. Nikortsminda Cathedral was built in 1010-1014. It is a symbol of Georgian architecture in the Golden age. Nowadays, Nikortsminda is a UNESCO World Heritage Site candidate.
OniOni has located 30 km from Ambrolauri. It is the municipal center of Racha. According to people, it was founded in the 2nd century BCE. You can see Oni’s Local Museum built-in 1937. Moreover, the small village Gona surrounded by Caucasus mountains covered in snow. It is located 1680 meters from the sea level. And Shovi resort, which is a mountain climatic and health resort. Best known for its carbonated water. Furthermore, you can visit Tskhrajvari located 60 km from Oni. You will have amazing views of Racha from Tskhrajvari. Legends say that, from one family, 9 sons went to war. Their father was always praying for them. He decided to tribute something and decided to build a cross on the mountains of Tkibuli. He took all 9 crosses with his hands on the top of the mountain and built the house of prayer there. After this fact, all his 9 sons came back home healthy. And this house of prayers nowadays has a lot of visitors.
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Kakheti is one of the best places in Georgia to discoverNovember 16
Georgia is famous for its culture, hospitability, cuisine, nature and many other things. One of the best places to discover all of these things is Kakheti located in eastern Georgia from the historical province of Kakheti to the mountains of Tusheti. The capital of this region is Telavi, and despite Telavi, it has 7 administrative districts. Kakheti is considered as a wine region. Now in November, you can find newly pressed wine in the Kakheti region. While traveling in Kakheti, you meet many wineries such as Tsinandali winery, Khareba winery, etc. Each of them has its vineyards and make local wine. Kakheti region is best known for three cities: Telavi, Signagi, and Kvareli. These cities are full of Georgian cultural monuments, beautiful nature.
TelaviTelavi is the capital of Kakheti region from ancient times. It has a lot of historically important buildings. The Old Walls, was the fortress of the first Kakhetian king. It built in the 9-10th century. The church of St.Mary dated at 16th century. The church of Holy Trinity dated at the 6th century. The only well-preserved fortress from medieval Georgia called Fortress of Master("Batonis Tsikhe") is located in Telavi. Telavi region also includes Alaverdi Catherdral (dated at 11th century), Ikalto Academy where Georgian famous writer Shota Rustaveli studied. Shuamta, the complex of three different churches from different periods, and Tsinandali Gardens - the residency of the Chavchavadze family. Despite city sightseeing, you can enjoy the great view of the Caucasian range. Besides you can spend time in wonderful cafes and restaurants.
SignagiSignagi is another famous city in Kakheti Region. It is known as the "city of love" because many couples visit for getting married. The city was built in the 18th century during the time of King Erekle. It has one fortress with walls about 2 km long and with 25 towers and 5 entrances. While visiting Signagi, you can enjoy the view of Alazani Valley. Moreover, you can visit Bodbe Monastery located near the city. Bodbe Monastery was built in the 9th century and this is the place where the remains of St.Nino are preserved.
KvareliKvareli is a town in the northeastern part of Kakheti. It was the birthplace of Georgian writer Ilia Chavchavadze. And one of the local museum is the house of Ilia Chavchavadze. This area is the center of Kakheti wine-producing. It is famous for the Kindzmarauli red semisweet wine. You can enjoy the Nekresi Monastery complex, museum of Gremi, and different wineries, such as Khareba, Graneli, and other. And the Kindzmarauli corporation wine house. We offer you comfortable rental cars in Tbilisi and other parts of Georgia. We also have border crossing service in Azerbaijan and Armenia; our company can prepare all the necessary documents. Moreover, you can hire an experienced English-speaking driver depending on your desire. At the same time, travel agency “FSTA TOUR” offers you one-day and multi-day tours around Georgia. Our offer consists of different categories of tours, such as tours with cars, wine tours, tours around Tbilisi and etc. Moreover, we can offer you tailor-made tours.You can choose the duration of the tour, desired location, cities depending on your preferences. Our experienced, English speaking guide will serve you. Also, we will provide minibus or minivan for the tour(depending on the number of passengers).
A ticket to the 5th century BCE - Mtskheta, GeorgiaJuly 29
Mtskheta, the fascinating heritage and place of influential landmarks of Georgia. It was the ancient capital of the Eastern Georgian Kingdom from the 3rd century BCE to 5th century CE; the location where Christianity was proclaimed as the kingdom’s official religion and continents to function as the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Here, you can find a ticket to the 5th century BCE and travel all the way through to mid-antiquity.
- Jvari Monastery
- Svetitskhoveli Cathedral