Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura river. Founded by 5th century by the monarch by Georgia"s ancient precursor the kingdom of Iberia. Undee Russian rule from 1801 to 1917 Tiflis was the seat of the imperial viceroy governing both sides of the entire Caucasus .
Jvari monastery is a sixth century georgian orthodox monastery near Mtskheta, eastern Georgia. Jvari monastery stands on the rocky mountaintop at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers, overlooking the town of Mtskheta. According to traditional accounts, on this location in the early 4th century Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting king Mirian 3 of Iberia to christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple.
Mtskheta is a city in Mtskheta-Mtianeti province of Georgia. One of the oldest cities of Georgia, it is located approximately 20 kilometers of north of Tbilisi at the confluence of the Aragvi river. Mtskheta was founded in the 5th century BC. It was capital of the early georgian kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD.
Gori is a city in eastern Georgia. Gori was an important military stronghold in the middle ages. Gori has been invaded by the armies of regional powers several times. The city was occupied by russian troops during the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.
Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari river, it contains various structures dating from the early iron age to the late middle ages and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock -cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran , as well as the co-existence of pagan and christian architecture.