Roam through the ancient cave town
Vardzia is a popular cave monastery dating back to the latter 12th century. The caves extend along the cliff for at least 500 meters, and go up to 19 layers. Enter the Church of the Dormition and admire a significant series of wall paintings from the golden age of Georgia.
The church naturally divides the town into eastern and western parts. The eastern part features 79 separate cave residences scattered along the eight layers. The area also has six chapels, a pharmacy, 25 wine cellars, and a meeting room, among others things. The western part has 40 dwellings along 13 layers. This part also has six chapels, a forge, and ovens for baking a bread. The town is immense and worth exploring.