23 November, 2022 seen 79,750More than 10 years ago I first landed at the Tbilisi airport and for the first time took a step on Georgian land. That…
Saint Peter and Paul Monastery Complex of Bolnisi was built in 2012 and is located on Mount Elia close to the Bolnisi town in Georgia.
First discovered and kind of visited in mid-December 2018, during a day trip to Bolnisi region. Originally I thought that at this place is located Bolnisi Sioni, and once we let our Tbilisi apt I just entered Bolnisi church in Google navigation. Huge was my surprise arriving at the real Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral instead of this place.
From Bolnisi Sioni we continued our explorations in the area of Bolnisi, and reached another very interesting church (again I thought this is it) - Tsughrughasheni Church. We already started to head back to Tbilisi, to notice a mosque in Bolnisi. Hmm.. and then we noticed a church a top of the hill. Finally.
Saint Peter and Paul Monastery Complex of Bolnisi
I was really surprised about the road construction taking up to the church - concreted stones.
Pawed road and a cross
On the right side is located mount Elia - on which are built terraces and probably soon there will be vineyards and/or olive groves
View towards Bolnisi
We didn't reach church this time, as we were worried that the road at the end might get much steeper and nobody felt inspired about that. Also, our little daughter was tired sitting in the baby car seat, so it was just the right time to turn car back and return to Tbilisi. Definitely will reach the top next time.