Kazbegi tour, Military Georgian Road across Caucasus mountains
Duration: 9 hours
On the way to Kazbegi visit City of Mtskheta: historical and architectural complex of Jvari, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Samtavro Convent (4-11 cc.). Visit Ananuri architectural complex belonged to the house of the Eristavi of Aragvi - a violent local ruler. The characteristic architectural design of the late medieval period includes a fortress, two churches, an old watch tower, prison and civic buildings. Located on the famous Georgian Military Highway it stood as a guardian to the Northern boarders of Georgia. A picturesque view of reservoir spread bellow opens from the base of the Ananuri Fortress. Via Cross Pass arrival in Stephantsminda, walk up to Gergeti Trinity Church - situated in the region of Stephantsminda (former Kazbegi), at the foot of the peak Mkinvartsveri (5047 m. above sea level). Compared to all the churches in Europe built in the alpine zone, Gergeti Trinity occupies the highest point and place (2400m) and has beautiful views of Kazbegi mountain peak and the village. Return to Tbilisi.