This morning we drive to Vardzia and visit the 12th century magnificent cave town complex, one of the highlights of the trip. It stretches over half a kilometer along the river Mtkvari and has 19 tiers. There used to be about 3000 caves. It`s got a church hewn out in rock with amazing 12th century frescos.
The complex also includes dwellings quarters, small hall- type churches, refectories, wine cellars, pharmacy, etc. Afterwards we drive back to Akhaltsikhe. On the way, photo- stop at Khertvisi fortress (10th century). In the town of Akhaltsikhe, we`ll visit Rabath castle and museum. This is a recently renovated castle where we willl get acquainted with a rich history of the region and will travel in the past. Drive back to Borjomi.
Accommodations: Golden Tulip Hotel