Two other places of interest at once: Ananuri fortress and Zhinvali reservoir. To get here is almost as if you get in medieval Georgia. The picturesque lake, the medieval castle and the church. It seems like just close your eyes and you’ll hear the horses’ sniff and the warriors’ talking .
The reservoir hides the ancient town Zhinvali and an old area of Georgian Military Highway under its waters.
Next must visit place is Kazbegi village ( since 2007 it’s been called Stepantsminda ) and which is most important the church Gergeti. It is in the high mountains. From here the amazing panorama of the mountains and Kazbegi greet you. Once a year thousands believers come here on the holiday of Gergetoba.
Leaving Kazbegi you get to the magic Daryal canyon. Except for fantastic panoramas you can see here a Monastery of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel. It’s been built recently but you cannot realize that because of its look.
Khevsureti has to be mentioned separately. It’s a mountainous region in Georgia which northern side borders on Chechnya and Ingushetia. There are Abudelauri lakes here, the dead town Mutso, the town-fortress Shatili and Kistani village with no inhabitants as well.
It’s needed to be mentioned that there are a lot of old monasteries and temples in Mtskheta-Mtianeti. In some way this region was and is a center of religious life of Georgia.
The most modern thing here is ski mountaineering resort in Gudauri. There are 8 labeled tracks and ski lifts here. Nowadays it is the one of the best ski resorts in Caucasus. If you like paraglider you definitely should come here.
In Mtsheta-Mtianeti the present and the past ,the nature and the buildings interlace so fancifully that it just fascinates. Please come here so that you may feel it yourselves!