This tour focusses on the small town in eastern Georgia which is on the hillside, in the historic region of Kakheti. The city transformed into the face of Georgian tourism and also is one of the most interesting places in Georgia. Cozy little town, lined with buildings in the style of South Italian classicism, scenic panoramas, mountain fortress wall surrounding Sighnaghi’ s old part of the town, towers around offering stunning views of the Alazani Valley – all of this will definitely leave an unforgettable impression that is going to last for a lifetime.
In the afternoon we end the tour with a monastery of Bodbe which is in Kakheti, two kilometers away from the city Sighnaghi. Bodbe is one of the most important shrines of Georgia, here rests the Enlightener of Georgia – Saint Nino, who brought Christianity to Georgia in 316 BC, it is one of the most venerated saints of the Georgian people. St. Nino went through the whole country, healing the sick, performing miracles and drawing people to the Christian faith. St. Nino died here at the age of 67 years and also bequeathed to be buried on this land. In the valley to the north-east of the monastery there is a spring of Saint Nino. Currently, there is a bath and a small church, build in the name of the parents of St. Nino, saints Zebulon and Susanna.
Bodbe murals are the most outstanding work of art XVIII – XIX centuries, it is a final stage of the medieval Georgian Fine Arts, which characterizes by ever-increasing impact of modern European art and at the same time preserving the traditions of Orthodox iconography and distinctive national features.
Tour duration: 1 days