Mtskheta one of the oldest cities of the country of Georgia is located approximately 20 kilometers north of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers.
We are going to visit Mtskheta Jvari Monastery - the distinguished monuments of both Georgian and world architecture. Regardless of its small size, this church stands out with its magnificent internal unity and perfect proportions. The name of the church originates from the big wooden cross erected by St. Nino to the east of Mtskheta on the high precipice above the confluence of two rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi
Svetiskhoveli represents one of the greatest and most significant churches among the religious monuments of Georgia and of Christianity Through the centuries, Svetitskhoveli represented the religious center of Christian Georgia. At the same time it has always been the burial ground of Bagrationi family members and church dignitaries.
Shiomgvime is a medieval monastic complex located in a narrow limestone canyon on the northern bank of the river Mtkvari.The first monastic community at this place was founded by the 6th-century monk Shio, one of the Thirteen Assyrian Fathers who came to Georgia as Christian missionaries. St. Shio to have spent his last years as a hermit in a deep cave subsequently named Shiomghvime ("the Cave of Shio").
10:00 Departure from the hotel. 10:30 Mtskheta Jvari Monastery (VI century). 11:30 Sveticxoveli (XI century). 12:30 The museum of antique baths. 14:00 Lunch. 16:00 Shiomgvime Monastery. 18:00 Drive back to Tbilisi.