Weekend trips to Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe are quite possible and easily doable. 

I just love to visit Borjomi an area during the fall season, the scenery can turn very spectacular, leaves are turning yellow, orange.. see Autumn in Borjomi

So did happen at the of September 2020, we decided to for an easy weekend trip to Borjomi, booked a nice family-run hotel in Borjomi - hotel Rustaveli 

Once arrived on site, it turned out we are the only guests, got complimentary wine from the hotel owner David, who latter recommended us to visit Sapara monastery near Akhaltsikhe the next day.

The next morning we headed to the famous mineral water park in Borjomi, as it was raining we decided to get back to the car and drive up to the women's monastery

Next, our road took us to Akhaltsikhe, during our ride, we discovered a pretty awesome Atskuri monastery. Next, stop at Rabati complex, but before that ordered some grilled meat for takeaway at Sergos Duqani.

About an hour at the monastery complex and we wanted already to return back to Tbilisi, but as our grilled meat was not yet ready yet, took some short driving toward the town of Vale. 

Made a lot of drone photography and videography

Map & Itineary

Rustaveli Borjomi Hotel

Set in Borjomi on Rustaveli street this Hotel has a bar, shared lounge, garden, and free WiFi throughout the property. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and room service. Free privat...

Borjomi Mineral Water Park in Georgia

Borjomi mineral park which is located in town on Borjomi, some 120 km from nations capital Tbilisi, is a lovely place to enjoy a lazy day, preferable for slow walking and enjoying beautiful aroma...

Saint George Church and Monastery (Borjo...

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...

Atskuri Fortress

Atskuri is a medieval Georgian fortress located on the right bank of the Mtkvari  River, approximately 30 kilometres from Borjomi, in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region....

Sapara Monastery

Sapara Monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery located in the Akhaltsikhe District of Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia. I had a chance to visit this monas...

Rabati Fortress Complex in Akhaltsikhe,...

Georgia will never end to surprise you (at least - me). Few years ago a major tourist attraction was renovated and opened to the public, some would call it a Jewel in the Crown, while others would ca...

Pretty awesome road trip. The most impressed of the beauty of Sapara monastery.