What’s up in Kakheti in winter?
04 December, 2016
What’s up in Kakheti in winter?
TripAdvisor website gives useful tips about places worth visiting in Georgia’s historic Kakheti region in winter.
“There are places in our country [Georgia] that you can visit all year round. Of course, every season has its own colours and peculiarities, that’s why it is so interesting to come to Georgia at different times of the year! Kakheti is one of the regions you must really visit several times: it is very beautiful there are many historical and natural sites, and of course, wine. So, what can be seen in Kakheti in the winter? It depends on how much time you have. The best option to explore all Kakhetian attractions is to rent a car (with or without driver) and travel around the towns, villages and monasteries, managing your time yourself. We will recommend your some significant historical sites you should definitely visit.

Alaverdi St. Georgia Cathedral

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“It was founded by Assyrian Father Joseph in the VI century. St. Georgi Cathedral was built by Kakhetian King Kvirike in the XI century. It has retained remains of artwork of the XI and XV-XVI centuries.”

Ikalto Monastery Complex
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“Founded in the VI century, in the early Middle Ages, the complex turned into an educational center, where the greatest Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli used to study.

Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
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“The historic complex consists of three parts: the Archangels Cathedral, the royal residence and the area where the merchants lived. In the XVII century Gremi was the capital of Kakheti.”

Batonis-Tsikhe Fortress
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“This fortress was the residence of the Kings of Kakheti in XVII-XVIII centuries. The fortification and construction of some household premises were already built during the reign of Erekle II.”

Ujarma Fortress
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“In the V century King Vakhtang Gorgasali (founder of Tbilisi) declared the fortress city to his residence. As he was wounded in the battle, was brought to Ujarma and died there.”

Nekresi Monastery Complex
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“Hidden in the greens, it will need a climb or a shuttle ride from you. But the complex is that beautiful, that you won’t regret.”

Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
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“Beautiful area around the cathedral and the park will help you to switch to a calm and peaceful mode.”

David Gareja Monastery
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“Head there, if you are not afraid of wind (Kakheti in winter may be windy sometimes), and you like ancient monasteries, caves, beautiful stories and almost Martian landscapes.”

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