Svaneti is a high mountain region in Northwestern Georgia, home of the fierce and chivalric Svans. An extraordinary and surreal land of towers, snow, craggy peaks, wine, and dancing; where gold was fleeced, where time has not merely stopped, but rather simply never existed. The entire region is a UNESCO world heritage site.
YOU WILL VISIT:
v Enguri Dam - The Enguri hydroelectric power station (HES) started construction in 1961 and was finally completed in 1987 and it is a hydroelectric dam on the Enguri River in Georgia, located in the northwestern town of Jvari.
v One of the most remarkable villages is Latal, which has three notable churches: Christ’s Church, a Chapel, and the Church of the Prophet JonahThey were all built in the 10-11th Centuries.
v Mestia - Surrounded by 3,000 –5,000 meter peaks, it is the highest inhabited area in the Caucasus, best known for its architectural treasures and picturesque landscapes. The region is called The Kingdom of Thousand Towers, because of famous Svanetian towers, erected mainly in the 9th-12th centuries.
v History of Museum of Svaneti - counts almost one century. After rehabilitation of the museum, exhibition halls were equipped in the modern way under the latest standards. Visitors have amazing opportunity to travel inside the museum and see exponents discovered during archeological excavations and numismatic samples.
v Highest inhabited village in Europe Ushguli - is a community of villages located at the head of the Enguri gorge in Upper Svaneti, Georgia. The Ushguli villages contain buildings that are part of the UNESCO Heritage site of Upper Svaneti. Attractions of Ushguli: Lamaria, Archaeological Museum, Seasonal towers of Queen Tamar, The temple of the Savior in villages Murkmeli, Chvibiani and Zhibiani, Church of St. Barbara etc.