Tbilisi & Mtskheta
Tbilisi is the capital of Georgia (Sakartvelo) full of historic and cultural attractions
Mtskheta the capital of early Georgian kingdom of Iberia (Kartli)
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Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Large Group
The archaeological research shows that the territory of Tbilisi was settled by humans 4th millennium BC.
Legends are saying that the current territory of Tbilisi was discovered by King Vakhtang Gorgosali in 458 AD when he went for hunting with a falcon in the forest. King’s falcon caught a pheasant but both birds fell into the hot spring water and died. King was impressed by this discovery and decided to build a city around this area.
Tbilisi name is coming from an old Georgian word “tpili” which means warm and the word Tbilisi means “warm place” and is named because of sulfuric hot springs.
Mtskheta approximately 20 kilometer north of Tbilisi was founded in 5 century BC and it was capital of the early Georgian kingdom of Iberia ( 3rd century BC-5th century AD). Mtskheta was known as Holy City by the Georgian Orthodox Church from 2014 and it was the first place for Christian activity in Georgia in the 4th century.
The old city lies at the confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi and has a great view from the Jvari Mtskheta monastery on the other side of the river on top of the hills…
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Tbilisi & Mtskheta
- Jvari monastery (5th century)
- Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
- Mtskheta old city
- Visiting the Sameba Cathedral third highest orthodox cathedral in the world
- Discovering old Tbilisi and historical places
- Checking the Narikala fortress and mother of Georgia statue by cable car and an amazing view of Tbilisi from the top
- Tbilisi Sulphur baths and the old Tbilisi waterfall