- Place or Religious Monument
- Place or Historical Monument
The site of Djavri is quite simply staggering. It looks like it was inspired by god rather than built by men. It's visible from the four corners of the valley which lead to Tbilisi from Kartlie.
According to the legend, in the 4th century Saint NIno planted the first cross (djvari in Georgian) in Georgia there (made from grapevines) , before converting the royal family in Mtskheta.
Afterwards the Georgian kings had a monastery built of which only the church remains today. But what splendid remains! As well as being beautifully perched right on the edge of a rocky peak, Djvari is the best example of 7th century Caucasian style, an architectural design unique to Orthodox churches. People from Tbilisi often go to Djvari to get married, so if you go there on a Saturday you may be able to see the site during a celebration.