1) Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) is one of the most beautiful destination in Georgia. It's a little town surrounded by huge mountains. It's exceptional landscapes will remain in your memory forever. Stepantsminda is a new name, it has changed in 21th century. It's old name was Kazbegi which is coming from Georgian famous writer Alexander Kazbegi who was born here in Stepantsminda in 1848. Stepantsminda is the best place for people who loves mountains. You can stay at 5* hotel and wake up with stunning views every day. If you are outdoorsy person and love hiking then you can go further and climb to the top of the Mount Kazbek which is one of the highest peak not only in Georgia but in Europe. It's elevation is 5047 meters MSL. There are so many attractions around Stepantsminda. You can see Beautiful Gergeti Trinity church which is looking down to Stepantsminda from the mountain. You can get there by car or even by walking as it's very close to the center of Stepantsminda. If you go little bit further, you can see Gveleti waterfall which has fantastic nature. Also Dariali Gorge is super beautiful and you can see Dariali Monastery there. Stepantsminda is also very close to the most visited destinations like Juta and Truso valley. Stepantsminda is not far from Tbilisi, it's only 150km but you need around 2 hours and half to get there as the road crosses Jvari Pass near Gudauri located at 2400 meters MSL.
2) Dariali Archangel Fathers Monastery Complex - Located in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, in Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) municipality, 1300 meters above sea level, on the Russian-Georgian border. The complex unites several churches. The Fathers Monastery Complex finally plans to build 12 temples. The construction of the monastery began in 2005 with the initiative of the Patriarch. In 2011 the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II consecrated the Cathedral of the Holy Archangels.
3) Ananuri Castle Complex - Fortress of the Feudal Age (XVI-XVIII centuries) near Ananuri village. Located in Dusheti municipality of Mtskheta-Mtianeti region in eastern Georgia, on the historical side of Mtiuleti, on the Georgian military highway, at the beginning of Zhinvali reservoir, 900 meters above sea level. In the past, this site was the main key point of the Aragvi Sieristavo, where it encountered itself, on the one hand from the north to the Tergi-Aragvi valleys and on the other hand, from the middle places of Kartli to the main roads coming through Dusheti. Complex buildings include: upper and lower castles, fences, towers, Church of the Virgin, Church of the Divine, Church of the Healer, bell tower, octagonal cell and reservoirs
4) Gudauri ski resort is located in Kazbegi municipality, 2200 meters above sea level. Gudauri is about 120 kilometers from Tbilisi. The winter season lasts from December to March in Gudauri.
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