The Mtskheta-Mtianeti region is one of the largest in Georgia. Its center is the city of Mtskheta.
The region is very rich with various interesting places.
First of all, it is the city of Mtskheta. The city has a very neat appearance and is focused on receiving guests. From here you can go to the monastery Jvari.
Mountains in Mtskheta-Mtianeti
Interestingly, Mtianeti translates as “a place with mountains.”
The most famous place is Mount Kazbek. It is best to go to Kazbek in the summer. Both tourists and Georgians themselves come here. The place is interesting, so you can book a hotel in Gudauri and stretch the pleasure for two days.
Gudauri is a ski resort, it is popular in winter.
So here is the famous Betlemskaya cave.
Fortresses in Mtskheta-Mtianeti
There are many interesting fortresses in the region. The most famous of these is the Ananuri fortress.
It will also be interesting to visit the fort Sno. It is noteworthy that the name “Sno” has bottled water popular in all of Georgia.
You can also visit the fortress of Ujarma.
Monasteries in Mtskheta-Mtianeti
There are many famous monasteries and churches in this region.
Svetitskhoveli Monastery – translated as “miraculous pillar”, from “light” – pillar, “tskhoveli” – alive.
Jvari Monastery – translated as “cross”.
Monastery Shios-Mgvime (although many write Shio-Mgvime) – translated as Shio Cave.
Trinity Church in Gergeti (or Gergety Trinity).
Monastery Zedazeni – bears the name of the place in which it was built. Interestingly, in Georgia there is sparkling water called in Zedazeni.
Nature in Mtskheta-Mtianeti
Here you can find Zhinvali reservoir. There is also a church in Zhinvali, which is under water for ten months a year. You can also visit the lake Bazaleti and the remote reservoir Zioni.
For lovers of extreme travel there are lakes Abudelauri and Keli, but getting there is already quite difficult.
You can visit the reserve Sagurami, especially if you are a nature lover in its original form.