Signaghi

Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's eastern most region of Kakheti (main region of Georgian winemaking) and the administrative center of the Sighnaghi District, The town is walled with the remnants of 18th-century fortifications.



 

There , you can enjoy  Georgian Orthodox churches and ethnographic Museum (with permanent exhibition of NikoPhirosmani ),The venerated Bodbe Monastery is located 2 kilometers from Sighnaghi and is a place of pilgrimage due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century apostle of Georgia.

The territory of the modern-day town has been settled since the Paleolithic period and was known as Hereti in the Middle Ages, and as Kiziqi after the 15th century. Sighnaghi (literally, "harbor" in Turkish) as a settlement is first recorded in the early 18th century. In 1762, King Heraclius II of Georgia sponsored the construction of the town and erected a fortress to defend the area from marauding attacks by Dagestan tribesmen.

For our guests we can organize different tours :

Excursion in Signaghi ,wine tasting , visiting Archeological and Ethnographical museum ( works of Niko Pirosmani)

BodbeMonastery , where is burned the enlightener of Georgia  St.Nino .

Khirsa Monastery (The church was established in the 6th-century by Stephen, one of the Syrian Fathers. These were 13 monks who came from Syria to Georgia in the 6th century. Each one established at least one monastery throughout the country. They left an indelible and continuing influence on Georgian culture. St. Stephen's tomb is to the left of the altar)

Lagodekhi protected Area (one of the most interesting place for Eco-tourism) you can enjoy birdwatching , historical-cultural , photographing and adventure tours.

 


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