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Vardzia

Vardzia

The underground halls of the “mountain queen,” dug out of the solid rock, Vardzia looks like it was taken directly from the pages of Lord of the Rings. In reality it is a cave-palace-monastery built not by dwarfs, but by Georgians in the Caucasus for their fabled queen Tamar.

David Gareja Monastery Complex

David Gareja Monastery Complex

Visit Davit Gareja cave complex (6th c.) located on the border of Christian Georgia and Muslim Azerbaijan. The monastery exerted significant influence in Georgia, being a center of fresco painting and manuscript rewriting. You will visit wonderful painted caves and see dramatic views.