Prefer exploring Georgia on your own, you call yourself an indie, even a rough traveler? Then this guide is for you - explore Mtskheta by your own - no tourist groups, just you and your free spirit in one of the most beautiful Georgian towns - Independent Mtskheta Travel guide.

The best way to getting to Mtskheta is either by a taxi or marshrutka leaving from Didube station in Tbilisi. Cost per ride with marshrutka - 1 GEL. If you still prefer taxi - I recommend using taxify mobile app.

Tip: you can get to Tbilisi mall with marshrutka and from here order a taxi (I negotiated a street taxi from Tbilisi mall to Mtskheta city center for 7 lari). 

N.B. I have excluded Jvari monastery from this guide as it would require negotiating another taxi from Mtskheta, but if you have some time and you are not on a super tight budget - take your chance and visit it - you will see one of the most beautiful views towards the town of Mtskehta from up there.

Map & Itineary

Svetiskhoveli cathedral in Mtskheta

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is an another must have tourist attraction site not to miss when traveling to Georgia. Located in historical and picturesque town of Mtskheta some 20 km from nation'...

Georgian Yard (Kartuli Ezo) in Mtskheta

Restaurant "Georgian Yard" is located in the central part of Mtskheta - the ancient capital of Georgia, near the Cathedral Svetitskoveli in the territory of the central square of parking. This r...

Gujari Restaurant Museum in Mtskheta

Gujari restaurant - museum is another absolutely brilliant restaurant I have lately discovered. Located in the historical and picturesque town of Mtskheta, some 20 km from nation's capital Tbilis...

Samtavro Monastery

Samtavro Monastery together with Svetitskhoveli cathedral and Jvari monastery are one of the main sights of historical town of Mtskheta, located some 20 km from nation's capital Tbilisi.  Offici...

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