Situated in the southwest Georgia in the semi desert micro climate, David Gareja Monastery complex includes hundreds of cells, churches, chapels, refectories and living quarters hollowed out of the rock face. The main sights are David's Lavra monastery on the lower level and Udabno monasteries on the higher level that require 1-2 hours of hiking. The complex is notable for ancient frescoes, picturesque views and its historical importance.
The largest cave monastery complex in Georgia, situated in the Southern region of Samtskhe-Javakheti next to the border with Turkey. Built in the 12th Century, Vardzia consists of approximately 600 grand and small rooms, tunnels, bell tower and hidden church in the rock with fascinating frescoes.
Only about one hour drive away from the capital, Uplistsikhe is located 7 km southeast from Gori, in shida Qartli region. Uplistsikhe is one of the oldest urban settlements found in Georgia, site's history dates back to the 2nd millennium BC. Nowadays it still amazes visitors with beautiful caves carved in the cliff, its extraordinary positioning, charming views and the beauty of the landscape. The visitors can access echoing halls, long meandering corridor-streets, chambers for pagan worship and even the remains of Georgia's oldest theater.
Prometheus Cave is a must see destination, named as one of Georgia's natural wonders. It includes various types of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. The total length of the cave is about 11 km, of which 1060 m are open to visitors.
Sataplia Cave is particularly great for families and visitors travelling with kids, being smaller in size compared to Prometheus cave, it is famous for the heart shaped speleothem, the dinosaur footprints nearby park and preserve. The visitors will have a chance to take a walk in a gorgeous forest that culminates to a glass floor lookout with breathtaking panoramic views.