Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cave monastery complex Vardzia in Georgia


Georgia is reach with different cave complexes like - Uplistsikhe, David Gareja, Vardzia, Vanis Kvabebi, and more, less known ones. Cave cities and monasteries were usual for early middle ages Anatolia and Middle East, so Georgia had great cultural influence from this regions and no wonder that this type of complexes became popular here.

One of the most important monastery complex - Vardzia is located in river Mtkvari gorge, near Turkish border. On the other side of the river is another complex - Vanis Kvabebi, which is less popular and older then Vardzia.

To visit those complexes and see a lot of other interesting places take a look at  - Tour to Vardzia by Highlander travel and enjoy your trip.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tours in Georgia by Highlander travel

Tours in Georgia by Highlander travel - site has been fully updated and URL changed. Please visit us - Travel to Georgia and enjoy your travel in Georgia!

Friday, December 24, 2010

News from Mestia

Today in Mestia president Mikhail Saakashvili opened Airport, Tourism information center and Ski trail!!!

Flight information Tbilisi - Mestia:
Friday:
from Tbl 10:00
from Mst 16:00
Saturday:

from Tbl 10:00, 13:00
from Mst 11:30
Sunday
from Tbl 14:00
from Mst 12:30, 16:00
Monday

from Tbl 11:00
from Mst 12:30

Price - one way 90 lari. Round trip 150 lari.

Ski trail and cable information.

About winter trips in Svaneti contact me!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ski trails in Mestia

Information about ski trails in Mestia, svaneti is here:

Quantity of cable: 1
Quantity of trails: 2
Difficulty of trails: difficult, sport style.
Length of cable: 1400m
Length of trail 1: 2600 m
Length of trail 2: 1800m
Highest point of trails: 2450 m
Lowest point of trails:1800 m
Road from Mestia to beginning of cable: 6 km. new road.
In bottom of cable is cafe.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ushguli

Ushguli - the highest and most isolated village in Svaneti.
Ushguli actually is community of four villages - Zhibiani, Chvibiani, Chajashi and Murkmeli.
Located on latitude 2200 m above sea level, Ushguli is highest permanently inhabitant settlement in Europe.
Ushguli, as all upper Svaneti is recognized as world heritage site by UNESCO.




Ushguli is notable for it's towers and architecture. There are about 30 svan towers.












7 churches.










Ushguli is located at buttom of highest mountain in Georgia - Shkhara, which height is 5068 m, and where starts river Enguri.










Chajashi and Murkmeli. This villages are almost abandoned after big avalanches in 1988.











Street in Ushguli


















Abandoned houses...













One more tower...















Lamaria - one of most notable churches in Ushguli.











View of Ushguli from Lamaria