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Rabat / Vardzia

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Start point Agmashenebeli Ave 32 Tbilisi
Phone +995 591 21 59 59
URL
Contact Email Local_travel@yahoo.com
Duration 10 hours
Price 60 GEL
Payments Methods Cash, Visa / mastercard, Bank Transfer

Description

  • Rabati Castle
    Rabati Castle  is a fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. Originally established in the 9th century as the Lomisa Castle, it was completely rebuilt by Ottomans. Most of the surviving buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Vardzia
    Vardzia  is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River, thirty kilometres from Aspindza. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred meters and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state heritage reserve, the extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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