Mtskheta is the ancient capital of Georgia located 20 km from Tbilisi. Its history started long ago than Georgia got Christianity. Due to its historical significance and numerous ancient monuments Mtskheta became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. There are the most important monuments of Georgian Christian architecture – Svetitskhoveli and Jvari. Mtskheta makes an easy and enjoyable day trip from Tbilisi with its castles, monasteries, fortresses, museums and many others. There are Monastery of Shio-Mgvime and the Zedazeni complex several kilometers away from Mtskheta. They include facilities of different time periods: a cave church, the Church of St. John the Baptist, a bell tower, a fortress and monastic cave cells.
Kazbegi is a small town in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of north-eastern Georgia. Historically and ethnographically, the town is part of the Khevi province. It is known for its scenic location in the Greater Caucasus mountains, and is a center for trekkers and mountain climbing.
The town is charming and a wonderful base camp for exploring the region further. There are many picturesque gorges and waterfalls in this area.The Gergeti Trinity Church built in the XIV century at an altitude of 2170m. is one of the most visited places for tourists and you can find many guesthouses In the Kazbegi District too. the most popular holiday destination Gudauri is situated along the Georgian Military Highway.