We will spend nine nights in Georgia. Our destinations will include the capital city of Tbilisi, founded in the pre-Christian era and resplendent with ancient churches, mosques and synagogues, a 5th century Citadel, traditional architecture and some of the finest cuisine east of Istanbul. We will also travel to "the south" which includes the UNESCO World Heritage cave village of Vardzia, home to the mythical King Tamar – Georgia's first (and only) female King and home of Georgian epic poem, The Knight in the Panther's Skin. We then journey to Poka an isolated ethnically Armenian community Poka is located on the haunting shores of Lake Paravai.
From there, we will head northeast, crossing Georgia's most famous vineyards and head high into the Caucasus mountains on a winding cliff road to the picturesque village of Shenako, located in the Tusheti National Park. Our three nights here will include a local Supra and some unforgettable hiking. Check out the Planet Doc travel video at the bottom of the page for more, including a look at Shenako at around the 19:35' minute mark. Our house in Shenako can actually be seen in this video. Incredible!