- Hiking / Trekking
- Place or Religious Monument
- Castle and fortress
- Place or Historical Monument
In the heart of a historical Armenian region, Akhaltsikhé is a Georgian town in the south of the country, that has a large Armenian population. The very peaceful, or sleepy, town, is nestled between green hills. Fortunately there is little evidence of the Soviet history but the town also doesn't have much in the way of historic sites, other than the fortress which shelters an attractive mosque that is worth a visit.
The most intersting thing at Akhaltsikhé is the fact that is it very close to Vardzia monastery. Which is an impressive monastic complex that has been dug into the rock - a reason by itself for coming to the region. It's an exceptional site which you shouldn't miss during a trip to Georgia.