Historical and geographic region of Samtskhe-Javakheti is located in southern Georgia. Akhaltsikhe, main town of the region, houses one of the most popular tourist attractions in Georgia – Rabati Fortress. In 2010-2012, the fortress was completely renovated to represent a synthesis of European and Asian cultures. Local history museum boasts pieces of ancient weapon, tools and household items, discovered in Samtskhe-Javakheti, as well as medieval manuscripts and ethnographic materials.
One of the main cultural sites of Georgia – cave monastery Vardzia - is also located in Samtskhe-Javakheti. The complex was founded in the 12th-13th centuries AD during Queen Tamara’s reign. In 2007, Vardzia was inscribed on UNESCO Tentative List.
Vanilla Sky offers a two-day tour to Samtskhe-Javakheti:
- Departure from Tbilisi (trip duration - 4 hours)
- Borjomi Resort
- Green Monastery (Mtsvane Monasteri)
- Akhaltsikhe, lunch, hotel check-in
- Rabati Fortress
- Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum
- Departure to Vardzia
- Saro Village
- Khertvisi Fortress
- Vardzia, lunch
- Sightseeing in Vardzia
- Departure to Tbilisi
- Atskuri Fortress
Vanilla sky: your dreams, our wings!