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1 Day excursion in Mtskheta

1. Svetitskhoveli cathedral

2. Jvari monastery

3. Samtavro monastery

 

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral - It's still the setting for important ceremonies of the Georgian Orthodox Church. With an alluring setting where the Mtkvari and Aragvi Rivers meet, Mtskheta makes an easy and enjoyable day trip from Tbilisi.

Jvari Monastery - is located at the top of the hill and is the place where the missionary St. Nino herself erected a cross (“jvari” in Georgian) in the 4th century to mark the coming of Christianity to Georgia. Two centuries later Prince Stepanoz built this tetra-conch church on the same spot.

Samtavro monastery - built in the 4th century by King Mirian III of Iberia. The church was reconstructed in the 11th century by King George I and Catholicos-Patriarch Melkisedek. The famous Georgian monk Gabriel is buried in the yard of Samtavro Church.

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Tbilisi
Abkhazia
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
Guria
Adjara
Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti
Imereti
Samtskhe-Javakheti
Shida Kartli
Mtskheta-Mtianeti
Kvemo Kartli
Kakheti
Included services:
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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
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Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
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