Fascinating excursions in Mtskheta

Mtskheta is the oldest Georgian city, once having the status of a capital. It was founded in the 5th century BC. A colorful settlement with a rich history in itself is a sight of Georgia. There are so many monasteries and temples here, that are not found in any other part of the country!

Using the Excurzilla service, it is possible to quickly create an excursion route, involving the most interesting sights of Mtskheta. The system will offer several travel options. Among them, everyone will find the most affordable and convenient by time offer.

It is better knowing the history and architectural traditions of the region with an excursion to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral with a private guide. The name of the temple is translated as the "Life-giving pillar". This is one of the main Christian shrines of Georgia. The building is surrounded by a powerful stone wall, which gives it a similarity to a medieval castle.

The frescoes, painted in the 17th century, give special beauty to the interior. Experienced English-speaking guides will tell previously unknown facts about the history of this temple.

While in Mtskheta, it is possible to take a sightseeing tour in English or book a thematic tour to:

  • Jvari monastery, from which territory a panoramic view of the ancient city opens;
  • Samtavro monastery;
  • Armazi citadel;
  • the fortress of Bebritsikhe;
  • Shio Mgvimsky monastery.

During an excursion tour of Mtskheta and its outskirts, tourists can take a picture from the heights of the junction of two Georgian rivers - the Kura and Aragvi. This is one of the most beautiful views!

When is it better to go to Mtskheta for an excursion? The town is charming at any time of the year. In spring, it is possible to enjoy the charm of awakening nature, the freshness of the air and the first foliage. In summer - see the lush greenery of gardens and vineyards. Autumn colours the forested mountainsides in bright colors, gives the opportunity to taste ripe local fruits. In September and October, pomegranates, tangerines, persimmons and quinces are harvested.

Winter will delight those tourists, who love peace and quiet. In the cold season, the streets of the Georgian town become empty, and the snow gives them a special charm.

Available tours in other cities: Kutaisi, Batumi, Tbilisi

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