Vardzia Cave Monastery

Historical site:Vardzia Cave Monastery
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The Historical Site

What should we know?

Name in local script:ვარძიის გამოქვაბული მონასტერი
Also known as:Vardzia Cave City, Vardzia, vardziis gamokvabuli monast’eri
 
Environment type:cave, hill, mountain, river
Location type:rural, village

What can we see or do there?

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Services:restaurants, toilets
Shops:souvenirs
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adultGEL7
studentGEL1
 
Extras:Average Cost:
guideGEL25

How long should it take us?

Average time taken:1 hour, 10 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
every day10am6pm
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February

How can we get in contact?

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Telephone:595 642 346, 0800 800 909
 
Language(s):Georgian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+995

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Erusheti Mountain, Mtkvari River
 
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What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,532m
Size:
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Top Descriptions

Carved out of Erusheti Mountain and overlooking the Kura River, Vardzia is a 12th century cave monastery that has stood the test of time. Up to 19-storeys of caves are built into the cliff face, some of which have maintained interesting features for the casual visitor such as wine cellars and wall paintings. The centrepiece is the Church of the Dormition, which is still used as a place of worship by locals today. Most of the other caves are unfortunately now rather bare though.
 
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Top Tips

It’s not too easy to reach this site on public transport, so consider visiting here on the . There are some marshrutkas daily from however, should you be on a tight budget.
You might want to bring a torch for some of the caves as these can be quite dark. Wear some decent footwear too, and expect to have to navigate some smallish tunnels – and watch your head.
Audio guides are available (use your ID as a deposit), though these can be a little overly detailed for what is essentially an empty cave. There are a couple of caves with decent wall paintings, but these are locked, and unfortunately only the guides for GEL25 have the keys.
If you visit in the off season (winter), don’t expect the restaurant or souvenir shop to be open. There is not really any other food in the area either.
 
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Awe
1
Creativity
1
Decoration
1
Age
0
Amount of replicas
1
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0
Historical significance
0
Historical uncertainty
1
Need for background knowledge
1
Preservation
1
Restoration
1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for Georgian
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
0
Contactability
0
Quality
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Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Altitude
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Ascent
1
Descent
1
Experience needed
1
Intensity
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Amount
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Captivation
1
Entertainment
1
General costs
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Value for money
1
Ability to explore
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Price inflation
1
Unwanted attention
0
Authenticity
1
Awe
0
Evocativeness
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Returnability
1
Backpackers
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
0
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Snow
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
0
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
0
Signs
1
Trails
0
Discounts
0
Foreigner pricing
0
Haggle factor
0
Hidden costs
1
Ticket costs
0
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Avalanches
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
1
Dengue
1
Landslides
1
Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
0
Amount
0
Captivation
0
Multilingual
0
Quality
1
Early start
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Flashlights
1
Guides
1
Previous knowledge
1
Reservations
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
0
Access to cash machines
0
By card (credit)
0
By card (debit)
0
In foreign currency
0
In local currency
0
Ability to record
1
Ability to take photos
0
Ability to use flash
0
Fees
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Time needed
1
Walking time

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Rabati Castle (Akhaltsikhe)

Historical complex:Rabati Castle
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The Historical Complex

What should we know?

Name in local script:რაბათის ციხე
Also known as:Lomisa Castle, rabatis tsikhe
 
Environment type:hill, mountain
Location type:city, rural, urban

What can we see or do there?

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Services:restaurants, toilets
Shops:souvenirs
 
Animals:
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adultGEL6
studentGEL3
 
Extras:Average Cost:
guide (Georgian)GEL10
guide (foreign)GEL20

How long should it take us?

Average time taken:40 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
every day9am6pm
 
High season:July, August
Low season:January, February

How can we get in contact?

Email:
Website:
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Telephone:365 225 028, 0800 800 909
 
Language(s):English, Georgian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+995

How can we get there?

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What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,002m
Size:70,000 m2

Top Descriptions

First built in the 9th century, Rabati Castle stands proudly on a hill in the middle of city. A somewhat odd mix of old and new (and of Christianity and Islam) this recently renovated site makes for a leisurely way to spend an hour or so. Don’t expect to find too much detail on the inside, though this site does offer a few good facilities such as restaurants, tourist information, and even a hotel.
 
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Top Tips

Consider visiting here on the .
This site offers very good views of from a variety of walls and towers, many of which can be climbed and explored.
Watch out for the dogs that hang out around here as they can become a little too excitable (and bitey).
If you’re visiting in the off season, bring ample clothing as it can get quite chilly here – especially in the morning.
 
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Reviews & Amenities

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Architectural interest
1
Awe
1
Creativity
1
Decoration
1
Age
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Amount of replicas
1
Historical interest
0
Historical significance
0
Historical uncertainty
1
Need for background knowledge
1
Preservation
1
Restoration
1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for Georgian
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
0
Contactability
0
Quality
0
Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Altitude
1
Ascent
1
Descent
1
Experience needed
1
Intensity
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Entertainment
1
General costs
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Value for money
1
Ability to explore
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Price inflation
1
Unwanted attention
0
Authenticity
1
Awe
0
Evocativeness
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Returnability
1
Backpackers
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
0
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Snow
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
0
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
0
Signs
1
Trails
0
Discounts
0
Foreigner pricing
0
Haggle factor
0
Hidden costs
1
Ticket costs
0
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Avalanches
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
1
Dengue
1
Landslides
1
Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
0
Amount
0
Captivation
0
Multilingual
0
Quality
1
Early start
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Flashlights
1
Guides
1
Previous knowledge
1
Reservations
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
0
Access to cash machines
0
By card (credit)
0
By card (debit)
0
In foreign currency
0
In local currency
0
Ability to record
1
Ability to take photos
0
Ability to use flash
0
Fees
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Time needed
1
Walking time

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Khertvisi Fortress

Fortress:Khertvisi Fortress
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The Fortress

What should we know?

Name in local script:ხერთვისის ციხე
Also known as:khertvisis tsikhe
 
Environment type:cliff, mountain
Location type:rural, village

What can we see or do there?

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Animals:
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Birds:dogs

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Georgian Lari (GEL)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
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Extras:Average Cost:
GEL150

How long should it take us?

Average time taken:20 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
every day
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High season:
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Low season:
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How can we get in contact?

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Language(s):Georgian
Timezone:UTC+04:00
Country calling code:+995

How can we get there?

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What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,126m
Size:
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Top Descriptions

First built in the 2nd century and later added to, Khertvisi Fortress is an impressive site on the main road between and . Set dramatically above the Mtkvari River and surrounded by mountains (many of which are snowy in the winter), this is a worthwhile stop if only to snap a few photos.
 
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Top Tips

Consider visiting here on the .
There are almost no facilities available at this site (as of January 2018), though a good deal of construction work going on suggests that soon there might very well be.
Watch out for the dogs that hang out around here. They may be friendly and guide you up through the ruins, but they can also be quite excitable too.
 
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Reviews & Amenities

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Architectural interest
1
Awe
1
Creativity
1
Decoration
1
Age
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Amount of replicas
1
Historical interest
0
Historical significance
0
Historical uncertainty
1
Need for background knowledge
1
Preservation
0
Restoration
1
English information
0
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for Georgian
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
0
Contactability
0
Quality
0
Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Altitude
1
Ascent
1
Descent
1
Experience needed
1
Intensity
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Entertainment
1
General costs
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Value for money
1
Ability to explore
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Price inflation
1
Unwanted attention
1
Authenticity
1
Awe
1
Evocativeness
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Returnability
1
Backpackers
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
0
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Snow
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
0
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
0
Signs
1
Trails
0
Discounts
0
Foreigner pricing
0
Haggle factor
0
Hidden costs
1
Ticket costs
0
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Avalanches
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
1
Dengue
1
Landslides
1
Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
0
Amount
0
Captivation
0
Multilingual
0
Quality
1
Early start
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Flashlights
1
Guides
1
Previous knowledge
1
Reservations
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
0
Access to cash machines
0
By card (credit)
0
By card (debit)
0
In foreign currency
0
In local currency
0
Ability to record
1
Ability to take photos
0
Ability to use flash
0
Fees
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Time needed
1
Walking time

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