MARTVILI MONASTERY (მარტვილის მონასტერი)

In the center of the Martvili village, we found out old Soviet cable car (🎫1 GEL) built in 1986, going to the monastery. Martvili’s monastery, a medieval Georgian cultural center, sits on a serene hilltop overlooking the town and the surrounding valleys and hills. Its church dates from the 7th century, with its original design based on the Jvari Church near Mtskheta. The interesting frescoes inside include portraits of the Dadiani royal house of Megrelia (Samegrelo) and a famous 17th-century Virgin on the apse ceiling.

Parking location – Martvili: 42.411922N 42.378679E (🚻,💦)