I was not familiar with the name of this place, until during a recent hiking trip in Georgia and latter at home using Google Maps I learned this place is known as Saint George Church. The name I used to knew it - was something like this - there is that lovely women monastery up there in Borjomi. And I'm still preferring this name of describing this place instead of Saint George Church. Anyway name it as you wish, but here are some lovely photos I captured here at the end of September 2015 during Georgia's Expat Photographer Club hike here.

Tourist sign indication direction to this monastery complex

Tourist sign indication direction to this monastery complex

I still haven't learnt Georgian script, but I believe it says - it's 50 meters and there will be Saint George church

Tourist bus at church

Tourist bus at church

Entrance gates at Saint Georga church and monastery complex

Entrance gates at Saint George church and monastery complex

Ahh... I always love to make such scenery when churches are involved

Monks house

Monks house

It's always a SUV car involved once you are at Georgia's monk house

St. George's Church

St. George's Church

This church (and monastery complex) actually is located in distance of some 6km from Borjomi in place called Daba

St. George's Church

St. George's Church

It's located on the edge of cliff and fenced

Fence

Fence

Borjomi Gorge

Borjomi Gorge

Hot coffee and sparkling Georgian mineral water

Hot coffee and sparkling Georgian mineral water

We took our short rest here before heading back (hiking) to Borjomi

About St. George’s Church

St. George’s Church in Daba is one of the ancient churches of Georgia. It is sheltered in the dense forest, like a bird in its nest, and not visible from the road. It is covered halfway by a cave. The carved inscription on the west wall says that the Daba church was built by the head of royal treasury of George V the Brilliant, in 1333.

The church is a hall type church. It has two entrances, from the north and the west. The first is plain and the second with its pane is decorated with ornaments and an arch case.

The church has no doors. There is a legend, according to which doors were made for the church over several times, but they were always made in vain, because they always fell.