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Gergeti Trinity Church, Stepantsminda

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
One of Georgia's most iconic sights, Gergeti Trinity Church sits on a mountain top surrounded by vast stretches of rolling hills and valleys. Depending on the season, it features only a few colors, from grass and sky, to snow and rugged cliffs in the background. Hike to the church or take a taxi to this remote spot, located at an elevation of 2,170 m (7,120 ft). Breathe the crisp mountain air and listen to the sounds of pristine nature. View the 14th-century red stone Orthodox church from up-close and snap photos of the majestic site. Be sure to dress comfortably for this rugged windy place. Using our world travel planner, Stepantsminda attractions like Gergeti Trinity Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • the Church in it even is no more, but views of the massive is splendid (when weather!), the climb is special, high road, traffic and a good cleaning of the car and dust everywhere
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  • Great place. Wonderful views on Kazbegi and Kazbeq mountain.Get taxi from Stepantsminda or go by foot 6 km up 
  • Great church in amazing place Near Kazbegi mountain The view is breathtaking I recommend to take a taxi to go up despite having our jeep is better to take a taxi because the way up is in bad condition...  read more »
  • The most iconic church of Georgia stood on a small mountain. Young and fit one can walk up to the church from the Kazbegi town for about 75 minute one way. It is also possible to hire a jeep to go up the church. The walking experience is good and the scenery is perfect. Bring a water bottle and you can fill it up when u arrive the top. The church only allowed men in long pants and women in long skirt. No pants are rented for men here but some skirts are borrowed to women for free. No photos are allowed to be taken inside the church.
  • Great views with moderate difficulty hike. A bit crowded. If you want to go by car, either go with local mini buses, or make sure you have high clearance 4x4.
  • Unique place surrounded by beautiful mountains. The highlight of the trip. You can either hike up the mountain to reach it in 3 hours, or hire a 4x4 in which case the drive is about 40 mins each way from the town below.
  • Awesome place. Very quite and peaceful. Everybody stay in Kazbegi should visit to here.
  • The hike up is a very steep 60-90 minutes, but well worth it for the views of Mt Kazbegi (where Prometheus was chained according to Georgian legend). Gergeti Church is a stunning jewel set against the Caucasus mountains, and the water from the spring at the top is some of the best tasting I've ever tried. From the main square in Stepantsminda, cross the bridge toward the monastery, go through the village and take a road uphill; basically all roads/trails lead you to the top.
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