BEAUTY OF THE NORTHERN GEORGIA I
In this tour, you will see the place where Amiran ( Prometheus ) was chained . Will travel Legendary kingdoms - Kartli and the Iberian land, which is the heritage of the people who fought as equals with the Persians for centuries - was fighting properly and did not pay anything . Will see two capitals of Tbilisi, ancient and current. Will see enormously beautiful nature and feel the adrenaline rafting at the end. See the mighty castle - turrets , whose walls have seen tens of thousands of the invaders , though it came out a winner . Here , you will travel through Georgian culinary magic world, taste khinkali , mtsvadi and other unique dishes.
Places to visit:
Old Tbilisi – historical part of the city, covers suburbs which till 1936 were called “Tiflis”. Old Tbilisi covers following suburbs: Abanotubani – Kharpukhi (the same Tfilisi, Seidabad later), Kala, Isan-Avlabari, Sololaki, Mtatsminda, Vere, Ortachala, Chugureti, Didube, Nadzaladevi. Most sights are concentrated in Old Tbilisi, and therefore, the main tourist attraction center. Since 2007, Old Tbilisi is candidate of being included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Metekhi - The historic district on a high cliff overlooking on the banks of the Kura River. This area is particularly sacred for Georgians, because here was tortured for Christianity saint of Tbilisi - St. Abo Tbileli. Here were also tortured one hundred thousand people for faith, there is no other fact in the history of torturing so many people in one day for religion.
Narikhala - one of the most beautiful district of Old Tbilisi where are built fortresses of different era. The exact date and time of the prison building is unknown. However, its main prison already existed in the seventh century, and was called envy fortress. Archaeologists find remains of the city's ancient walls even today, throughout the prison complex.
Abanotubani - This is the place where, according to legend, was established Tbilisi. There's lots of sulfuric medical baths, but Colorful bath, still stands out for its beauty and Asian elegance. District is distinguished by its multi-ethnic. The architecture is unique, this site is paradise for painters with its variety of colors and beautiful landscapes.
Monastery of Jvari – Georgian monastery complex of 6th century, which is built near the merge of rivers Kura and Aragvi. It is built on the place where st.Nino put out the cross as a symbol of the victory of Christianity to Paganism. Jvari - the first cross-shaped architectural structure building in the world.
Svetitskholeli - a masterpiece of Georgian architecture. The first temple, which was erected after the adoption of Christianity. At first it was made of wood, in the 5th century stone church was erected on the site of the old one , which ruins are preserved. Finally, in the 11th century was built a cross-shaped Temple in the name of the Twelve Apostles Church. Catholicos of Kartli Melqisedek built a new temple on the place of old one. He invited Arsakidze as architecture . Construction began in 1010 and ended in 1029. Many holy things are kept in Svetitzkhoveli ,especially foot of saint Andria and of course priceless relics of Christianity - Christ's robe .
Pompey Bridge - "Bridge of the Magi" BC. In 65 BC restored bridge based on the agreement between head of Kartli Artag and Pompey Gneus. In modern times its possible to see only at certain times of the year, it may be the time when the river goes down, the rest of the time he is covered with water.
Armazi fortress - the ancient capital of Iberia 's main fortress . According to the medieval Georgian sources , Armazi fortress was founded 3rd century BC., first by the King of Iberia Parnavaz , on the place now called K'art'li. This castle is situated on Mount Bagineti , which is located on the right bank of the Kura , Aragvi . Nowadays Armazi fortress is open tourist destination, where you can view the archaeological excavation and it is quite possible to become a witness of great discoveries .
Ananuri - Feudal Age (XVI-XVII cc. ) a fort near Ananuri village. The castle was blocking the road coming from the north and the Ravine Residence belonged to Aragvi magistrates. The ensemble consists of an ensemble of secular , military and cultural buildings . The ensemble consists of a citadel and fortress from the bottom . The five-story tower was originally placed in the center of the ever present citadel (XIV-XV centuries. ) . East of the citadel is a small one-nave church (XVI-XVII cc. ) By locals called as "Healer". Since October 24, 2007 Fortress is included in UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list. Fortress with its panoramic views Zhinvali reservoir, seen from the edge of Jinvali has an unforgettable impression on the visitor.
Gergetian Trinity - the Caucasus Mountains in the Georgian architectural complex surrounded by a fence erected by Stepantstminda above. This place is one of the most popular among tourists, because the Trinity which is situated at the altitude of 2200 meters gives you feeling of being closer to God, mysterious scenery strengthens this feeling.
Sno Castle – stands as guard of khevi and mokhevians, an accurate historical information is not available. Probably it should have been built by the end of the XVI century. According to the legend, the fortress belonged to Shiola Gudushauri .
Day 1: Arrival in Tbilisi / transfer to the hotel / overnight in Tbilisi /
Day 2: Mtskheta /Ananuri / overnight in Phasanauri /
Day 3: Sno / Kazbegi /overnight in Phasanauri /
Day 4: Rafting /degustation/ overnight in Phasanauri /
Day 5: Horse riding /overnight in Phasanauri /
Day 6: Tbilisi night tour / overnight in Tbilisi /
Day 7: Tbilisi tour / Free time / overnight in Tbilisi/
Day 8: Transfer to the airport
Note: Price depends on accommodation type and persons quantity.
During this tour you will see three the most beautiful and unique cities of Georgia, which became the major tourist areas of the country. In these cities, you will find Georgian , European and Asian architecture and culture blend . These days you will find Georgian culinary treasures.
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Georgia had a lot of enemies for centuries. When the country was in danger population together with the state’s greatest treasure ran to the mountains. Mountain villages, respectively were strongly fortified, and in many cases entire villages were military prisons.