Private Magical Tour of Misterious Town - Chiatura

There is no prelude here and no nice words can describe this place. There is an old Soviet sign welcoming the visitors to Chiatura and then, Chiatura conquers you. This is definitely a special place with a post-apocalyptic touch. Chiatura is one of the largest manganese deposits in the world. Here you can see fascinating nature, the soviet cable cars going up to the rock (some of them with almost right angle), Centuries Old Mgvimevi Monastery on the top of the rock-mountain, ancient Katskhi pillar, with millennium old orthodox church down there. What can be more magical then this city between rocks? You shouldn't leave Georgia without this unbelievable experience.

Duration 7 to 10 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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What's included :
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery Mgvimevi
  • Entry/Admission - Cableways Chiatura
  • Entry/Admission - Katskhi Pillar
What's excluded :
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Monastery Mgvimevi, Chiatura Georgia

    The Mghvimevi monastery is a Georgian Orthodox monastery in the western Georgian region of Imereti, near the town of Chiatura, partly carved into rock. Its main feature is a 13th-century two-nave basilica, dedicated to the Nativity of the Mother of God. The complex also includes a small hall church, bell-tower, and a circuit wall. Also, there is a very little church build in 4th century at the complex. The monastery is a functioning nunnery as old as newly build. It is rich in ornamental architectural sculpture which decorate the exterior of the churches. The Mghvimevi complex is inscribed on the list of Georgia's Immovable Cultural Monuments of National Significance.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Cableways Chiatura, Chiatura 5500 Georgia

    This is very old(soviet time) cable ways, where from you can see the all beautiful views around. It is unforgettable experience. This rope ways have been used from miners till today.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Katskhi Pillar, Katskhi Georgia

    The Katskhi pillar is a natural limestone monolith located near the town of Chiatura. It is approximately 40 metres (130 ft) high, and overlooks the small river valley of Katskhura, a right affluent of the Q'virila.The rock, with visible church ruins on a top surface measuring c. 150 m2, has been venerated by locals as the Pillar of Life and a symbol of the True Cross, and has become surrounded by legends. It remained unclimbed by researchers and unsurveyed until 1944 and was more systematically studied from 1999 to 2009. These studies determined the ruins were of an early medieval hermitage dating from the 9th or 10th century. A Georgian inscription paleographically dated to the 13th century suggests that the hermitage was still extant at that time. Religious activity associated with the pillar was revived in the 1990s and the monastery building had been restored within the framework of a state-funded program by 2009. While there is a Men's Monastery on the pillar, women are not allowed to go on top and men are sometimes allowed. Also, near here is 1000+ years old church next to it, which you can visit. This church will take your heart with its beauty.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Departure Point :
    Liberty Square, Tbilisi, Georgia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please let us know where is your hotel at, or choose to meet us at liberty square, Tbilisi
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Mariam Gamkrelidze

    Activity ID: V-86195P6

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