Historical and geographic region of Samtskhe-Javakheti is located in southern Georgia. Akhaltsikhe, main town of the region, houses one of the most popular tourist attractions in Georgia – Rabati Fortress. In 2010-2012, the fortress was completely renovated to represent a synthesis of European and Asian cultures. Local history museum boasts pieces of ancient weapon, tools and household items, discovered in Samtskhe-Javakheti, as well as medieval manuscripts and ethnographic materials.

One of the main cultural sites of Georgia – cave monastery Vardzia - is also located in Samtskhe-Javakheti. The complex was founded in the 12th-13th centuries AD during Queen Tamara’s reign. In 2007, Vardzia was inscribed on UNESCO Tentative List.


Vanilla Sky offers a two-day tour to Samtskhe-Javakheti:


First Day:


  • Departure from Tbilisi (trip duration - 4 hours)
  • Borjomi Resort
  • Green Monastery (Mtsvane Monasteri)
  • Akhaltsikhe, lunch, hotel check-in
  • Rabati Fortress
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum
  • Dinner


Second Day:


  • Breakfast
  • Departure to Vardzia
  • Saro Village
  • Khertvisi Fortress
  • Vardzia, lunch
  • Sightseeing in Vardzia
  • Departure to Tbilisi
  • Atskuri Fortress
  •  Tbilisi

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