javakheti national park

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  • Javakheti National Park

Javakheti National Park was established in 2011. Javakheti is located in the Southern Georgia along the border with Armenia and Turkey. The park occupies 16 209 hectares, which include unique volcanic mountains, grassland steppe, sub alpine meadows and lakes on the Javakheti Plateau: the biggest Lake Paravani, Khanchali, Bugdasheni, Kartsakhi, Madatapa and Sulda lakes. Being considered as one of Birdlife International’s Bird Areas, Javakheti National Park is rich in various bird species. Natural alpine forest composed of white birch, raspberry bushes, Caucasian mountain-ash and cotoneaster are found near the Kartsakhi lake parts on the Georgia-Turkey border.

The highest point of Javakheti is Mount Great Abuli, with a height of 3,300 meters above sea level. Javakheti upland is considered to be the coldest places among settlements, characterized by the dry continental climate, while the average annual temperature is quite low.

The Visitor Center project was successfully implemented by the Georgian National Museum (GNM) and officially opened at the Javakheti National Park on July 30, 2015. It is an educational center, that aims to inform the visitors about the uniqueness of the nature and raises awareness towards the ecological responsibility.
While visiting Javakheti region you can see following historic monuments:

  • Akhalkalaki Local Museum– Many ancient calendars that are made of bronze are stored in the museum
  • Akhalkalaki fortress remains (11th .) – is located near Akhalkalaki.
  • Vardzia rock-cut Monastery Complex(12-13th cc.) – distance from Akhalkalaki to Vardzia is 40 km (by any means of transport). We can also reach Vardzia through village Apnia, from where we can descend onto Vardzia via beautiful serpentine. Distance from Akhalkalaki to Apnia is 24 km, from Apnia to Vardzia – 3 km.
  • Medieval Castle of Khertvisi – 25 km away from Akhalkalaki.
  • Abuli Cyclopean Fortress – can be reached with any transport until village Abuli and the distance is 10 km, then 5 km on foot or on a horse. In winter you can use skiis to get there.
  • Kumurdo Monastery (10th c.) Distance from Akhalkalaki to village Kumurdo is 10 km. The monastery is located in the centre of the village. There is a beautiful gorge near the edge of the village. If you follow the gorge to the south, after passing 7 km you will reach village Apnia. From Apnia, via the serpentine, you can reach Vardzia.
  • Samsar rock-cut Monaster (8-9th cc.) – the distance from Akhalkalaki to village Samsar is 22 km. It is advisable to drive a 4-wheeler car to get there.
  • Satkhe Cyclopean Fortress – if you go from Tbilisi to Akhalkalaki via Tsalka, arrive in Ninotsminda, near village Satkhe you will find Cyclope Fortress.
  • Toria Cyclopean Fortress – 12 km from Ninotsminda, above the village, you will find ruins of the fortress. Some walls still remain. There is a place of worship nearby.
  • Kaurma Bridge (12th c.) – it is located 7 km away from Ninotsminda (length – 170 m. width – 4 m).

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