Kielet

Excursions

Monday, Juli 9, 2018, 10.00 am. to approx. 1 p.m
Excursion to the old city of Tbilisi

Price 10 Euro

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 3.00 to approx. 7.00 pm.
Excursion to the Mtskheta

Price 15 Euro

Samtavisi Cathedral

Friday, Juily 13, 2018, 9.00 am. to approx. 7.oo pm.
Excursion to Samtavisi, Atenis Sioni and Uplistsikhe

Price 40 Euro (incl. dinner)

Samtavisi: Cross-dome church in East Georgia. Initially built by king Vakhtang in the 5th century. The building of today dates from the 10/11th century, completed in 1030. Episcopal see in the medieval period and today. On oft the most beautiful and perfect churches in medieval Georgia. World heritage of  UNESCO.

Further information at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samtavisi_Cathedral

 

Uplistsikhe

Uplistsikhe: Fortress and cavern sight in East Georgia. Settled already in the Bronze Age. Fortification since the 1st millenium B.C. Commercial centre at the Silk Road with approx. 5000 inhabitants. Numerous attemps of conquest until the town was conquered and almost distroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century. World heritage of UNESCO.

Further information at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uplistsikhe.

 

 

 

 

Atenis Sioni: Cross-dome church in East Georgia from the second half of the 7th century. The church is situated in the valley of the Tana river, known by its historical monuments, its beautiful landscapes and its wine. The name Sioni relates to the Mount Zion of Jerusalem. Wonderful frescos from the 11th century.

Further information at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ateni_Sioni_Church