is a village in the north of Georgia, popular for the trekking opportunities in the visually spectacular surrounding mountains, its views of the mighty Mount Kazbek, and for the beautiful view from the town of the Holy Trinity Church outlined against Mount Kazbek itself.
The city brims with history and has a dramatic setting on hillsides either side of the swift Mtkvari River. Its Old Town, at the narrowest part of the valley, is still redolent of an ancient Eurasian crossroads, with winding lanes, old balconied houses, leafy squares, handsome churches and countless busy bars and cafes, all overlooked by the 17-centuries-old Nariqala Fortress.
Beautiful, wild and mysterious, Svaneti is an ancient land locked in the Caucasus. Svaneti’s isolation meant that during the many invasions of Georgia over the centuries, icons and other religious artefacts were brought here for safekeeping, and many of them remain in private homes. Svaneti also has a rich church-art heritage of its own, and many tiny village churches boast frescoes 1000 years old.
Southwestern corner of Georgia, with the semitropical climate is beautiful and the gorgeous scenery, lush hills rising behind the coast, and peaks topping 3000m in the Lesser Caucasus inland. Georgia’s holiday coast with summer fun and a real party atmosphere in August.