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Phones: 995 577 191815, 995 596 191911, 995 599 909020
Tour Info – Price 95 EUROS
Duration: Full Day
Borjomi is a resort town, located at the confluence of the rivers Mtkvari, Borjomula and Gujaretisckali, on the eastern slope of Meskheti range and western slope of Trialeti range, at an elevation of 800-900 meters above sea level. the town in bordered by Borjomi-kharagauli National Park from the east.
Green Monastery, officially known as Chitahevi St. George Monastery, is an 9th century friary located in the village of the name, in the Borjomi municipality. According to historians and archeologists, it was built by Chistopher and tevdrore, students od St. Grigol Khancdeli, a very influential figure in Georgian history. The monastery complex includes a basilica-type church and bell tower, also built in 9th century.
Rabati dates back to the 9th century and occupies seventeen acres. The complex consisted of Jakelis’ residence, a fortress, a museum and the ruins of an ancient caravanserai, as well as Greek, Armenian and Catholic churches. A mosque can also be found here. The diversity of the complex is testament to the variety of civilizations (and invaders) in the hands of which it fell over the centuries. Although it is not without great losses that this complex reached our time, today it is fully renovated and differs considerably from what its original look. Even though such a fundamental reconstruction caused mixed responses from the society, one fact cannot be denied: Rabati has become one of the greatest tourist attractions in Georgia.
Prices and Additional Info:
Tour for two-tree people – 95 euros for one person;
Tour for four-seven people – 85 euros for one person;
Tour for eight-ten and more people – 75 euros for one person;
Note: 20% discount for children (from 3-to 12-year-olds) non discount available for two-members tour. Babies are free from tax (from 1 to 2 year olds).
Tour can be organized with either SUV or VAN types of vehicle;
Tour includes: transportation, driver/guide service.
Borjomi’s mineral water park
In 15th-18th centuries, on the territory of the present-day Borjomi, there where several village: Nua, Chala and Papa. In the same period of the time, in Uraveli Gorge that issituated near-by, there was a village called Borjomi. Supposedly, people livind there were driven out by the Ottomans and eventually, the refugees brought along the name of their village. in official sources, the town of Borjomi is first mentioned in the 19th century.
The town of Borjomi possesses springs of mineral water of volcanic origin that formed over 1500 years ago. This water is often called Nature’s Gift by locals and visitors alike. it is formed 8-10 kilometers below ground and pushed up by carbon dioxide pressure. Unlike other mineral waters, Borjomi does not cool down before reaching the surface, flowing out at a temperature of 38-410 C, enriched with 60 different minerals found in the Caucasus Mountais along the way.
Today, Borjomi ist both a spa and a health resorts.
Borjomi mineral water park occupies a narrow, wooden valley and is a lovely place to walk.the park itself dates from 1850. It is nowadays a mixture of a recreation and amusement park.
The monastery complex people called ˶Green Monasteryˮ, because all the trees in the valley are of a special green color. The stones, with which the church is built, are also green, but some are dark and some are light.
In the 16th century, during the invasions of shah Thamaz, this monastery was raided. During this time dozen of monks were killed or tortured. The blood which remained on the stones thrown into the river Chitakhevi, belong to the monks killed in the 16th century. Bloody stones are spread along almost the entire length of the river running though the territory of the monastery.
Rabati Complex, Akhaltsikhe
The main city of old Samtskhe and former residence of the princes of Samtskhe, Akhaltsikhe enjoys the status of regional center today and is located the bank of Potskhovi River.
The history of this town begins in the 9th century, although in that period it was known by another name. According to a well-known Georgian historian Vakhushti BatoniSvil, it is very probable that the name was Lomisa. Another very important source, Kartli’s Chronicles, claims that the city was founded in the 9th century by one Guram Mampali.
the left bank of the river Akhaltsikhe is built on is mountainous and hosts the older parts of the town, including Rabati Castle and another big stronghold were the owners of Akhaltsikhe, the Jakelis, had their residence. As for the right bank of the river, it is largely flat, with a few hills. here, the houses were built as late as in 19th century, some of them on hill slopes.
During its existence, Akhaltsikhe has fully shared the destiny of the entire Georgia. Many times it fell into the hands of foreign tribes but none of them were able to erase or cover Georgian traces. that is why today it is a purely Georgian town, baked by its rich historical past.