Mtskheta, located only 20 minutes drive from Tbilisi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest cities of Georgia. This former capital of the country has been inhabited since before 1,000 BC and is home to some of the most significant landmarks. The town itself is tiny and requires only an hour or two to explore.
The first landmark that everyone visits on their route to Mtskheta is Jvari Monastery, which dates back to the 6th-century. The name, Jvari, in English means cross and derives from a huge wooden cross erected on the site by King Mirian III after the adoption of Christianity. From here, you can enjoy the picturesque view of the confluence of Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers with the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, and Mtskheta in its background.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral dates back to the 11th-century and has been a religious center of the country since its construction. Its complex includes the church, a bell tower, a gate, castles, and clerical residences. There are two legends connected to this UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site. The notion that the seamless robe of the Christ is buried here is vastly believed by any Georgian. While according to another legend, King Giorgi ordered the amputation of the right hand of the architect who laid out the Svetitskhoveli, so as not to build something this beautiful ever again.
Hotel Gino wellness Mtsketa
Hotel Gino Wellness Mtskheta offers accommodation in Mtskheta, 15 km from Tbilisi City. The hotel has a children's playground and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a barbecue. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms include views of the mountain or pool. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a bath. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The nearest airport is Tbilisi International Airport, 28 km from Hotel Gino Wellness Mtskheta. We speak your language! Hotel Gino Wellness Mtskheta has been welcoming guests since 19 Jul 2016.