Day Trip to Bateti Lake-Dzama Valley
30.00 ₾ per person
Kviratskhoveli Church of Ateni is located in Shida Kartli region, Gori Municipality, in the west part of the third district of the village of Didi Ateni. It is a developed medieval, irregularly shaped hall type building which is built of hewn stone. Brick is also used in the eaves. The rectangular building on the plan ends with a semicircular apse in the east. The apse has one narrow arched window and two small square niches. One arched window is cut in the other walls of the temple as well. It is noticeable that the south window has been later widened and remodeled. On either side of the apse, there is a small apse-shaped table of preparation and the deacons place in the wall, which has one cut window on the east. The platform of the altar, compared to the floor of the hall, is raised by two steps. The floors are made of square bricks. The church is covered with a vaulted arch. The roof is tiled. On top of the pediment of the east wall, a square-shaped brick bell tower with a pyramidal roof was built on all four sides with arches. The church has two - rectangular on the outside and arched on the inside - entrances, one from the north and one from the west. There is a rectangular niche on the sides of the west entrance and in the eastern part of the north wall. The inner courtyard of the temple was surrounded by a rectangular fence, which was preserved in the form of fragments.
The village of Didi Ateni is located in Shida kartli, Gori Municipality, 10 km away from Gori. The road goes to the village. The asphalt road is damaged, it is possible to get there by sedan.
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