Mtskheta- Shio Mgvime monastery from 25 $
Departutre to Mtskheta- the first capital of Georgia. The city located in merging rivers: Mtkvari and Aragvi. Exploring historical places takes from 4 to 5 hours. In this time we visit: Outstanding examples of medieval religious architecture in the Caucasus represented , UNESCO-listed monuments such as Svetitskhoveli, Jvari monastery. They show the high artistic and cultural level attained by this ancient kingdom.
Also we will visit Samtavro Monastery. Samtavro Transfiguration Orthodox Church built in the 1030-1040s in the town Mtskheta. The preserved mural paintings in the altar conch and in the dome dated to the mid-17th century. The archeological excavations revealed the remains of a large church that had stood here before the 11th century.
From there we will go to see the Shy Mgvime monastery who came to Georgia in the VI century. (literally meaning "the cave of Shio") Is a medieval monastic complex in Georgia. It's located in a narrow limestone canyon on the northern bank of the Kura river (Mtkvari) According to a historic tradition, the first monastic community at this place was founded by the mid-century monk shio, one of the thirteen Assyrian Father who came in Georgia as Christian missionaries. After visiting Shio Mgvime return in the hotel.
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Sightseeing tour program with (English or Russian ) guide
Full board (lunches and dinners)