On this day in Georgia, we are going to visit historically important towns, which are Mtskheta and Gori.
Mtskheta is one of the oldest cities in Georgia (established in 5th century BC) and it was a former capital city of Georgia, recognized as the “Holy City” by the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Here in Mtskheta is located the monastery Jvari which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage. Another important spot is Svetitskhoveli Cathedral that is also recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Svetitskhoveli is the second largest church in Georgia that is known as the principal Georgian Orthodox Cathedral and it is the burial site of Christ’s mantle.
As we finish with sightseeing in Mtskheta we are going to have a lunch and continue our trip to the next destination, which is Gori, where is located the most ancient cave city in Georgia, known by the name Uplistsikhe. Uplistsikhe literally means “the Lord’s fortress”. It is a rock-hewn town built on left bank of the Mtkvari River. After the interesting exploration of the cave city we will have some free time to visit Stalin’s museum which is also located in Gori that is a birthplace of the leader of the Soviet Union.
By the end of our exploration we will leave Gori and drive you back to Tbilisi. The way from Gori to Tbilisi takes around 1 and a half hour.