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begins from Tbilisi.
include: Mountain Mtatsminda, church
of Father David and
pantheon of famous writers and public figures, old districts of Tbilisi, fortress Narikala,
Sioni Cathedral (6th-7th centuries), Metekhi church (13th c.), Sameba (St
Trinity) Cathedral on mountain Elia.
Tour is continued
in Mtskheta – an ancient city of Georgia and a capital of
the Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from 3rd century BC to 5th century AD. Here
Georgians accepted Christianity
in 317. Mtskheta highlights include: Jvari Monastery (VI-VII centuries),
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI century), Nunnery.
Mtskheta, visit to Shiomgvime Monastery (VI century) founded by Shio - one of
the thirteen Syrian Fathers. The complex comprises cave-church, churchyard of
Shio, refectory, Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and main church of St. John the Baptist.