Kakheti

Weekend trip to Telavi (Georgia) and Vicinty

This is a short recap article about our latest trip to the region of Kakheti in Western Georgia, during a weekend trip we stayed in a lovely Chataeu Mere hotel near Telavi and explored nearby vicinity. We did this trip as indie travelers, first booked hotel room, then contacted hotel and asked transfer service from our Tbilisi apartment to hotel (and back). For such transfer we paid GEL 70 (one way). Once at hotel (which cost to us about EUR 300 for 3 day stay) we ordered a local taxi service...

Lopota lake Resort & Spa

Lopota Lake Resort & Spa is ideal for those seeking a peaceful place to rest. Your personal piece of paradise is located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia, surrounded by the famous Caucasus mountains, just 2 hours drive from Tbilisi, nations capital. My visit to Lopota lake was kind of accident in fact, let me explain, at the start of April we booked another hotel in Kakheti (Chateau Mere near Telavi). Unfortunately when we arrived on site, the weather was overcast and it was no fun...

Hotel Chateau Mere near Telavi

We booked hotel Chateau Mere Telavi at the start of April and were hoping to enjoy early spring in Kakheti. Unfortunately weather was not on our side and instead we enjoyed a couple of rainy days in a stylish hotel complex. For getting forth and back from our Tbilisi apartment to Chateau Mere in Tbilisi we pre-ordered a shuttle service from hotel (70 GEL one direction). Need a transfer in Tbilisi or Georgia? Order now Housed in a stone castle, this design hotel features free Wi-Fi, an...

Telavi Market (Buy Georgian Churchkhelas , Spices or House Wine)

Oh, I love fresh vegetable markets, especially those located in Georgia. One of my favorite markets in Georgia is located in Telavi. I remember once I pulled our vehicle of the road near Gori, and we bough a box with tomatoes, see: Fresh Vegetable Market Near Gori Highway - amazing. In today's article I will provide some info about Telavi market, located in the region of Kakheti. Make sure you check out other shopping venues.or see a full listings of my discoveries in Georgia: All About...

Day Trip to Kakheti in Georgia

Day trips to region of Kakheti in Georgia are quite possible and I would actually recommend to take one if you have a chance.. I have explored region of Kakheti in different ways (mostly by marshrutka and car). I prefer personal car with a driver. If you feel you are indie or rough traveler you might try marshrukta leaving from Tbilisi. Today I'll show you one of my favorite Kakheti day trip routes which is accessible by car. This route will take you from Tbilisi to Telavi...

David Gareja Monastery Complex

David Gareja Monastery complex probably is among top tourist attractions in Republic of Georgia you should visit. Located in the desert, bordering with Azerbaijan this place provides very spectacular views. Best ways to get here is either by using your own vehicle or hiring a driver or booking a trip. The monastery complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. David Gareja Monastery Complex in Georgia The complex was...

Wine Tunnel Near Kvareli in Georgia (Winery Khareba)

Wine Tunnel owned by a winery Khareba is located close to the town of Kvareli, in region of Kakheti, republic of Georgia. It features not only exotic manmade tunnel built in the rocks, but it also has a large territory offering interesting attractions related to Georgian heritage. Guests can book a wine tasting tour here and will be provided with best selection wines from winery Khareba. I first visited this wine tunnel in the middle of October, 2015 together with my mom during a short...

Giant Plane Tree in Telavi

There is a biggest tree in Georgia located in the city center of Telavi (Region of Kakheti). It's not only giant, it is more than 900 years old as well. I discovered this tree back in October , 2015, during a day trip to region of Kakheti, we made a 5 minute stop here, I got an opportunity to photograph it with my mom posing next to it. The Giant Plane tree in Telavi, Republic of Georgia It's width is about 12 meters and height 46 meters. The Giant Plane tree in Telavi, Republic of...

Kafe Bari Zodiako in Telavi

Kafe bari Zodiako, most probably in English would sound as Cafe - bar Zodiako, but I really enjoy the Georgian version. Kafe bari Zodiako is located in town of Telavi (Region of Kakheti) in Republic of Georgia. This place was recommended to us by our driver, when we were on Kakheti tour.  Kafe bari Zodiako actually is a khinkali place, the only food you can get there is khinkali and really tasty and delicious khinkali. It is very much affordable place (well khinkali are one of the...

South African Fish Farms in Georgia (Sagarejo, Sartichala)

The other day I was contacted on my blog's contact form by locally living foreigner in Georgia originally coming from South Africa. It turned out Afrikaner guy (Johann Kritzinger)  is a manager of South African owned fish farms here in Georgia.  Since I'm open to almost anything new and unknown for me, I asked is it possible to arrange some sightseeing tour in his properties. I'm a complete noob in a fishery, fish farms e.t.c. I could barely find any difference between a carp and a...

Autumn in Tsinandali - Alexander Chavchavadze House Museum

This was a great Saturday - our friend took us on a Kakheti drive  - we went to Telavi (they have a great market there), Tsinandali (here is a house museum of Alexander Chavchavadze) and then we went to Royal Batoni near Ilia;s lake close to Kvareli. I decided to capture something from all of it - and in this post you will find pictures I captured at Alexander Chavchavadze house museum. First time I was here around 3 years ago, also in month of November. Respecting traditions - then (...

Experienced my first Earth Quake - Tbilisi

Today I first time in my life felt tremors of earth quake and it happened in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. Nothing serious as it's was announced in news - magnitude of this quake was 4.8. Although using other sources I found it was even 5.2.My story will be as dumb as many other dumb stories you have heard, like  - I went to bath and then I noticed that water is swinging.Indeed, my story is dumb - I laid back to take a nap and felt my bed is swinging. OK... at first I thought and continued...

Hotel Royal Batoni, Kvareli, Kakheti, Georgia

One of the most interesting hotels I have stayed last time. Located in the footsteps of surrounding mountains next to Ilias lake, which offers some recreation opportunities, in heart of Georgia, Kakheti, Kvareli.We stayed here at Easter weekend, 2014 and we definitely got what we paid for. About Royal BatoniLocated in a picturesque area on the bank of Ilia Lake, between the Kvareli Mountains and the Duruji River, Royal Batoni offers a sauna and outdoor swimming pool with beautiful views of...

Gremi monastery complex in Georgia

Another very interesting tourist attraction in Kakheti close to Kvareli - Meet the Gremi Monastery complex. Features rich history and very spectacular views.  For the first time I visited Gremi monastery complex back in 2014, when we booked a private tour from Hotel Royal Batoni. Next time I was here was during another short one day trip around region Kakheti together with my mom. This definitely means there are places in Georgia where it is worth to return. Impressive...

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...