Day: 17 November 2021

Mtskheta – the old capital

North of Tbilisi lies Mtskheta, one of the oldest towns of Georgia. For nearly a millennium, the large fortified city was the economical and political centre of the Kingdom of Iberia. It is considered the birthplace and one of the most vibrant centres of Christianity in Georgia. We visited Mtskheta on a Sunday and all the churches …

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Birtvisi Natural Monument

Our first stop back in Georgia was at the Birtvisi Canyon, an incredible landscape with volcanic rocks. We started from the village of Tbisi, from where a hike leads up into the mountains and through a narrow gap in the rocks into a secluded valley where the natural obstacles of canyons and cliffs provided an ideal …

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