Visit the monasteries
Kakheti is home to many monasteries and churches. Some of the most distinguished are David Gareji, Alaverdi Cathedral, Nekresi Monastery and Gremi Monastery. David Gareji, in the desert bordering Azerbaijan, is a complex of cave monasteries carved in rock. Dating back to the fourth century, Nekresi is the oldest Christian church in the country. In the past, it was the most important spiritual, cultural, political and educational centre of the nation. The cross-domed Alaverdi Cathedral was built in the 11th century by Kakhetian King Kvirike III. The cathedral is more than 164ft (50m) in height, making it the second-tallest religious building in the country after the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi.