One day tour to Mtskheta and the Shio-Mgvime monastery

One day tour to Mtskheta and the Shio-Mgvime monastery


Tour program:

Jvari (VI c.)

Svetitschoveli (XI c.)

Samtavro Temple ( IV в.)

The Shio-Mgvime monastery ( VI в.)


mtskhetaRoad from Tbilisi to Mtskheta

Mtskheta (Georgian: მცხეთა) is a city in Kartli province of Georgia. One of the oldest cities of Georgia, it is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers. Mtskheta is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The city has a population of 19,423 (2008) and is the administrative center of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region.

Due to its historical significance and several cultural monuments, the "Historical Monuments of Mtskheta" became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. As the birthplace and one of the most vibrant centers of Christianity in Georgia, Mtskheta was declared as the "Holy City" by the Georgian Orthodox Church in 2014.mtskheta

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) and Jvari Monastery (6th century) in Mtskheta are amongst the most significant monuments of Georgian Christian architecture, and are historically significant in the development of medieval architecture throughout the Caucasus. Of special significance are early inscriptions, which form a valuable reference in the study of the origins of the early Georgian alphabet.

The Shio-Mgvime monastery – a monastic medieval architectural complex in Georgia, near Mtskheta. The first monastic community at this place was founded in the VI century by monk Shio, one of the thirteen Syrian Fathers who came to Georgia as Christian missionaries. Holy Shio spent his last years as a hermit in a deep cave near Mtskheta subsequently named Shio Mgvime (The cave of Shio).

The price of the tour includes:

  • Transportation service.
  • Services of a qualified guide.

Optional lunch in the Georgian national restaurant. (For an extra fee)


The price is from 20 USD per person

(depends on number of people in the group)




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