Region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti
Mtskheta-Mtianeti is one of the oldest historical regions of Georgia. The whole territory of region is 6785 square meters. Region unites the following municipalities: Akhalgori, Dusheti, Mtskheta, Kazbegi and Tianeti. The administrative center is Mtskheta, the ancient capital city of Georgia.
The main economical activity of region is cattle breeding and agricultural industry, even in the recent decade developed also the field of tourism and becoming one of the main incomes of region.
Remarkable sights of Mtskheta-Mtianeti region
Mtskheta-Mtianeti offers to its gests wide range of remarkable places, historical and cultural monuments. Region is special by its surprisingly combined landscape of mountains and plains, what makes it more attractive and multicoloured. The city of Mtskheta is known as the museum city and takes place in list of UNESCO World Heritage. There are the Monastery of Jvari and the Cathedral of Svetitskhoveli makes amazing views of city and underlining its religion importance.
The meaning of region is underlined also by the presence of Georgian-Military rout. By the evidence of ancient Greek chronicler Strabone there was a narrow track in the first century BC used by travellers and foreign tradespeoples. And through the centuries it didn’t loose its importance not only for Georgia but for whole Caucasus region.
The main part of the sights of the region is situated properly in the course of this road. There are Ananury Temple, Jinvali reservoir, popular and well developed sky resort Gudauri. The very popular for visiting place is Kazbegi or also named as Stepantsminda. Wonderful nature, the saint trinity temple of Gergeti in the neighbouring distance from glacier top covered by eternal snow will not leave anybody indifferent. This indescribable harmony of nature and man creation will attract you to visit it again and again.
One of the great characterised samples of region is the village of Shatili. This khevsurian settlement is presenting a synthesis of wonderful nature and architectural mastery.
Visiting the Mtskheta-Mtianeti will give you the trip fool of unforgettable impressions and pleasure.