Nekresi Monastery Complex, Kvareli

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  • northern part of kakheti, an old monastery, beautiful views, a little bit of walking included, but if you don't like to walk, there is "marshutka" mini bus which one will take you to the top of monast...  more »
  • Quite a nice view, but demanding hiking. You can take the shuttle if you don´t wish to walk (they go when full). Walking gives you the possibility of enjoying the landcape at the different heights.  more »
  • Complex very well maintained just seems to take a leap into the past. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Great place and amazing views. But we could not drive our car up to the monastery, instead we had to use the minibuses after a bargain to get us up and waited 20 min till its full. This practice is in every nice place in Georgia, the leave the last section of the roads to badly blackmail tourists.
  • A beautiful ancient church built in the 4th century, rest on top of a mountain. To get there from the carpark, either pay 1.5 lari to take a mini bus or walk 1.5km at a steep road. Nice view up there.
  • Nekresi is a historic town in Kakheti, Georgia, Kvareli Municipality. The town was established by king Pharnajom (around 2nd-1st centuries BC). In the 4th century AD, king Thrdat built a church in this place. This church became a refuge to one of the Assyrian fathers, Abibus, in the late 6th century. Around this time Diocese of Nekresi was established, which existed until the 19th century.
  • Nice easy hike to this perfect spot. Old stones, views, old trees, qvevris and old paintings
  • After the torture of the 1.5km walk up the road, you can enjoy the stunning views of the valley below and the great architecture of the buildings all beautifully restored. The church has some remnants of the original frescos, but they are very difficult to view in the very dark church. No photos allowed inside. We copped a bit of rain and sleet so the low cloud affected the view somewhat. Good exercise and fresh air!

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