Nekresi Monastery Complex in Georgia

Nekresi once was a town in Kakheti, Georgia. Nowadays Nekresi is a monastery complex located high up in the hill offering breathtaking views to surrounding plateau, not to mention that monastery complex is really interesting by it self. Located close to Kvareli town.

The church was recently restored, stone masonry repaired, roof rebuilt, windows put in place.

For the first time I visited this place back in the Spring of 2014, during a short day trip around region of Kakheti, offered by a hotel we stayed (Royal Batoni). Second time I paid a visit here in Autumn 2015, when I was taking my mom on about the same day trip around region of Kakheti. 

Visitors of Nekresi should buy a round-trip ticket for a bus which will take you up in the hill. Price per ride about 1 GEL.

Bus taking tourists to the Nekresi monastery complex

Bus taking tourists to the Nekresi monastery complex

Nekresi monastery complex in Georgia

Nekresi monastery complex in Georgia

The town was established by king Pharnajom (around 2nd-1st centuries BC). In the 4th century AD, king Thrdat built a church in this place. This church became a refuge to one of the Assyrian fathers, Abibus, in the late 6th century. Around this time Nekresi Episcopality was established, which existed until the 19th century. Read more on Wikipedia: Nekresi

Marani / Wine Cellar at Nekresi monastery

Marani / Wine Cellar at Nekresi monastery

Georgians are famous of their wine making traditions, so it' s not an expectation to find a marani here as well.

Nekresi monastery complex in Georgia

Nekresi monastery complex in Georgia

Tower at Nekresi monastery complex

Tower at Nekresi monastery complex

At Nekresi monastery complex in Georgia

At Nekresi monastery complex in Georgia

Inside Nekresi Church

Inside Nekresi Church

Bones at Nekresi church

Bones at Nekresi church

No idea to whom they might to belong. Probably some archeological discoveries.

Nekresi monastery complex in Republic of Georgia

Nekresi monastery complex in Republic of Georgia