Day trips to Gori and nearby vicinity are quite possible if traveling from Tbilisi. Although not so popular as day trips to Mtskheta and Jvari (because located very close to Tbilisi) a trip to Gori and region (Shida Kartli) is a nice way to travel though the past. 

It was at the end of March 2017, when my business partner ( agreed to show me some cool and unseen places in Gori and nearby vicinity

One of the most famous landmarks in Gori is the Stalin Museum, which I, unfortunately,  didn't visited during this trip (as I've been here several times already in past). Second landmark you should see - Uplitsikhe Cave town ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori. Enjoyed some wine and lovely small winery Chateau Ateni, visited Atenis Sioni and last visited some hidden gem - Sulfur baths in Biisi village.

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Uplistsikhe Cave Town

Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari Ri...

Chateau Ateni (Winery in Georgia)

Here comes another interesting, though small winery I've visited here in Georgia. Meet Chateau Ateni near Gori. I was taken here in the frames of short day trip to Gori with my business part...

Ateni Sioni Church

The Ateni Sioni Church  is an early 7th-century Georgian Orthodox church in the village of Ateni, some 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city of Gori, Georg...

Sulfur bath house in Biisi, Georgia

Georgia is well known of it's sulfur bath houses, most recognized are located in the Tbilisi' s Old Town (see Abanotubani district), but there are more across country. One such is located in Biis...

The fun experience in this trip was getting to Gori from Tbilisi and back with a shared cab for about 5GEL per person. 

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