KAKHETI 11 

    Kakheti - is Georgia’s premier wine-producing area. Kakheti is situated on the plains of the rivers Alazani and Iori and is surrounded by ridges of the Caucasian mountain range. Kakheti is an ancient region rich in historical monuments.. One of the most important towns of Kakheti is Telavi.

 

YOU WILL VISIT:


v  Telavi - is located in the heart of Kakheti, the historical area of eastern Georgia, in the valleys of the rivers Iori and Alazani. One of the earliest surviving accounts of Telavi is from the 2nd century AD, by Greek geographer Claudius Ptolemaeus, who mentions the name Teleda. Telavi and its surroundings are rich in historical, architectural and natural monuments.

v  Home-Museum of Alexandre Chavchavadze in Tsinandali -  is located in the heart of 19'th century botanical garden of Chavchavadze. After renovation works in 2008, the museum has hosted exhibitions of works by various prominent Georgian and foreign artists: Salvador Dali, Elene Akhvlediani etc.

v  David Gareja Monastery Complex - is one of the most important landmarks of Georgia. The complex was founded there in the 6th century by David (St. David Garejeli), one of the thirteen Assyrian monks. It includes the complex of 19 Medieval monasteries with approximately 5 000 cells for monks.

v  City-fortress Ujarma - is situated on the right bank of the river Iori on Gombory Range. In the second half of the 5th century, King Vakhtang Gorgasali erected numerous buildings in Ujarma and moved his residence there. The fortress is one of the most important Georgian architectural monuments of Early Middle Ages.