Top 5 tourist destinations in kakheti
Kakheti is a region in eastern part of Georgia. It is a great location for wine lovers, as it is known for its wine culture, but wine is not the only thing kakheti offers. Here you will find places that will mesmerize you.
Signagi is a place worth to visit in kakheti. The little town itself is a charming place having its own romantic atmosphere. Signagi is known as city of love, it is popular tourist direction because of its beauty and outstanding landscape. Sighnaghi is a good place for wandering. Signagi is surrounded with fence, which is world’s second longest wall after The Great Wall of China. Because of its Location city overlooks the vast Alazani Valley and Caucasus Mountains. You can’t take eyes of the view that opens up from the wall.
If you want a peaceful atmosphere then Bodbe monastery is a great destination for you. Cathedral was constructed in IV century AD, on the tomb of St. Nino who has spread Christianity in Georgia. The Monastery of St. Nino at Bodbe was built in the 9th century. Bodbe monastery was renovated many times by the Georgian kings.
Nowadays monastery functions as a nunnery. The place can be easily reached by Sighnaghi town. In the territory of monastery there is St. Nino’s spring, which, according to a local legend is believed to have a healing power. This place too has an amazing view of the Alazani valley with the Caucasus Mountains.
Next place you can see in kakheti with pleasure is Tsinandali palace, this place is especially beautiful in autumn. The palace used to be a residence of a famous 19th century aristocratic poet, Alexander Chavchavadze, the house served as a salon in the 19th century. It has a charming garden and in the northeast corner of the park is the Tsinandali Winery, which was built in the 19th century.
Nowadays the place regularly hosts exhibitions, concerts, literary events and master classes. The complex also gives opportunity to stay in hotel and to try different goodies at the lovely café.
In Tsinandali palace there is so called love lane. The legend says that if lovers can walk though it with their eyes shut, their life together will be happy.
David Gareja Monastery
The David Gareja Monastery complex consists of 13 monasteries spread out in the hills of the semi-desert area. For some reason this place seems very natural, the buildings naturally blend with the landscape. It is a magnificent complex in beautiful area bordering on Azerbaijan. The monastery of David Gareja is impressing with its unbelievable surrounding landscape. Even The road that leads to the monastery, is astonishing one.
Kvareli Lake is a place for people who want to find peace and relaxation. Kvareli lake Resort is in the middle of kakheti Region. It is surrounded with forest which gives the lake a coziness. The place is magical and dazzling. Kvareli Lake resort provides service of outdoor activities and Hotel.
It is always a good idea to stay there for some time and to stay away from everyday life routine.
If you can’t see all this 5 places, don’t worry, maybe next time?
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