Discover Khevsureti – Virtual tour in Georgia’s remote highland
04 January, 2017
You must have Flash Player installed in order to see this player.
Khevsureti, located in the northern part of Georgia, is one of the most remote historical regions of the country. This incredible footage by photographer Giorgi Nikolava reflects the gorgeous landscape and thrilling medieval towers of Khevsureti, in particular famous villages of Shatili and abandoned Mutso that in some way resembles Peruvian Machu Picchu, built by Incas. This area of Georgia used to serve as a defensive wall against the invaders from the north. This mountainous region in the Greater Caucasus borders with Chechnya and counts nearly 3000 inhabitants. It is noteworthy that the village of Shatili known for its captivating 60 towers and that lies on the river Argun is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Some of the towers are still inhabited while some have been transformed into guesthouses offering the visitors exotic environment for spending nights and experiencing real culture and spirit of Khevsureti. The site
is located 148.6 km from Tbilisi, capital of Georgia and it takes several hours to get there by car.

As for Mutso village, it is a medieval settlement built on a sharp rocky mountain. It is home to approximately 30 medieval fortified dwelling units arranged on vertical terraces above the Mutso-Ardoti gorge. Neighboring Tusheti region, Khevsureti is also considered as one of the most inaccessible parts of Georgia. In winter it is impossible to get there due to heavy snowfall.
This beautiful footage is accompanied with Georgian folk song named Tushuri performed by a musical group called Kelaptari.

Video courtesy of Giorgi Nikolava

Related stories:

Magnificent Khevsureti captured by a Georgian photographer

Astonishing waterfalls and canyon of Martvili

Bakhmaro – Georgia's highest alpine climatic resort

Other Stories
Fascinating video of Georgia’s landscape – Must watch!
Yet another amazing video of snow-covered Georgia’s landscape has emerged on the internet.
Virtual tour through Georgia’s magnificent Sabaduri Forest
Yet another video featuring fascinating Sabaduri Forest located near Tbilisi has emerged on the internet.
Georgia’s magic video published by Business Insider captivates millions of people
Business Insider UK published an incredible footage shot in Georgia.
Breathtaking video of snow-covered alley in Georgia goes viral
Georgia is impressive in winter and many tourists visit the mountainous resorts to enjoy everything the snow-covered mountains can offer.
“Travel with us” – Georgian couple in the cave city of Vardzia
George Khelashvili, a photographer and his wife, Mary Sekhniashvili, a videographer are traveling around Georgia.
Discover Martvili Canyon in 43 seconds
Those who have never been to Martvili canyon in Samegrelo region of western Georgia, or have not taken a boat trip on its amazing river, can enjoy this beautiful video by COPTER.ge.
Georgian astrophotogapher’s seven month time lapse at The Telegraph
Georgian astrophotogapher Dimitri Goderdzishvili’s incredible time lapse
“Travel with us” - Young Georgian family invites you on their adventure in Racha
Racha is one of the most beautiful regions of Georgia and each year it is visited by many foreign as well as Georgian tourists.
Experience unforgettable Eco-tourism in Adjara
A beautiful video of Georgia’s Adjara region has gone viral on social network.
Come to Tusheti – Opening festival of touristic season
Enjoy unique views of Tusheti, get to know local folklore, take part in traditional games and other events,
Hyperlapse Batumi –The best of Georgia’s seaside city
As touristic season is approaching, Georgia’s seaside city of Batumi attracts more and more attention.
“Raise a glass in Georgia” – CNN’s Anthony Bourdain joins Georgian feast
Renowned chef, bestselling author and multiple Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain travels across the globe
Stunning Kakheti from Polish photographer’s perspective
Polish photographer Magdalena Konik who has traveled to Georgia’s beautiful eastern region of Kakheti,
Christianity's Roots in Georgia: “Where culture, tradition and faith in Jesus Christ run deep”
The American Christian-oriented religious television network CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) visited Georgia to explore its centuries-long Christian roots.
Snowmads conquer Svaneti’s steepest slopes
Although winter season has already gone, Georgia’s highland regions still offer winter sport lovers lots of snow
Spectacular Batumi filmed from a bird's-eye view
The popular videographer and filmmaker agency Robbie RG commercial that is famous with its fascinating videos of whole Georgia,
CNN’s celebrity anchors talk about Georgia: “Beautiful country, people should go”
CNN's Anthony Bourdain and Anderson Cooper talk about the Republic of Georgia's move away from its gangster past.
CNN: Heavy drinking in Tbilisi, Georgia
Famous American chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain visited Georgia.
Lost in Georgia – Exploring country from foreigner’s perspective
Perhaps sometimes a foreigner can better show your own country and help to realize how lucky you are to live in this paradise.
Memories of Georgia
Discover Georgia through this short yet captivating footage named Memories of Georgia depicting astonishing sites of Georgia.
“Hope is a walking dream” – Mesmerizing footage from Alaverdi Monastery
Robbie RG Commercial, already famous for its fascinating videos of Georgia, offers yet another work – this time from beautiful Alaverdi Monastery
Hyperlapse Tbilisi – Impressive trip through the city
Robbie RG Commercial that is already famous for its incredible and fascinating footages of Georgia
“This is life! And we wait for you to live it, this summer in Georgia”
“Mesmerizing, calming, delicious and very precious” - these are the words that describe Georgia
Snow-covered Racha in spring – fabulous sight from the sky
It is unusual for the spring to be so cold in Georgia, though that’s the way
Georgia’s most snowy Goderdzi resort in Adjara
Enjoy this fascinating and thrilling footage of Georgia’s yet another newly opened mountain resort named Goderdzi in Georgia’s Adjara region.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Other Stories
Perhaps everyone has seen various puzzles about guessing the names of the world famous cities.
Viticulture and winemaking is one of the oldest fields in all the Georgian regions and Racha is no exception.
Burgundy, Napa Valley, Marlborough, Tuscany -- true wine fans have probably already ticked the great grape regions off their lists.
If you have not visited Georgia yet and wonder why you should put it on your travel list, then check out these 12 photos provided by Dubaiofw.com.
“The people of Ushguli live among some of the highest continuously inhabited villages in Europe and the Unesco-listed Upper Svaneti region’s
There was a time, when the wines were not labeled at all and the first etiquettes were used somewhere in the 18th century.
Svaneti, Georgia’s historical highland, is a popular destination among tourists during summer season,
By the initiative of Georgian Wine Association, the first wine tourism guide equipped with QR codes navigation system was created.
The village of Gurjaani, Kakheti region has experienced a unique discovery.
Georgian capital has found its place in VOGUE magazine once again. This time the famous publication sets light on the city's varied architecture.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.5883
EUR
1
EUR
2.7402
GBP
1
GBP
3.2470
RUB
100
RUB
4.4717