Trip to the mysterious semi desert Gareja. Visiting one of the oldest monasteries in Georgia. Monastic life first emerged here in the 6th century. Not only a significant part of ancient Georgian manuscripts, but even an own unique fresco painting style – the School of Gareja – is the long-lasting legacy of the monk communities.
Steppe desert Gareja
Lavra Monastery David Gareji 6th century
Udabno Monastery 6th century
Ruins of Ninotsminda church 6th century
Sturdy, comfortable and ankle-high shoes, as well as sun protection required (long-sleeved shirt, sun hat recommended), it can get very hot at noon.
Ladies will need a headscarf for the David Gareji monastery (can be borrowed on site).