Jvari; Svetiskheovli; Ruins of Mtskheta City
Mtskheta is the former capital of Georgia and home to UNESCO World Heritage Site Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. During the tour, you’ll be able to visit the ruines of Mtskheta city, learn about the ancient times, and visit the cathedral, one of the most important religious buildings in the country. In addition, it’s the architectural masterpiece of Early Middle Ages.
Later on, you’ll visit Jvari Monastery that sit at the top of the hill overlooking Mtskheta and junction of Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers. Jvari Monastery is one of the oldest religious buildings in Georgia. It is believed that . It is believed that when St. Nino, the evangelist who brought Christianity to the country, made the citizens believe in her religion, King Mirian put a wooden cross here. The name “Jvari” means “cross” in English.