If you go

If you go . . .

How to get there

From Akhaltsikhe take either

a public minibus from the bus station for $9 one way, or hire


a taxi for $36 round trip, for the 1½-hour ride to Vardzia. The road to Sapara is just outside of Akhaltsikhe, but unless you have a full day for a visit, and energy for a 15-mile round-trip hike, hire a taxi for $9-$15.

Where to stay


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10 Kostavas St., Akhaltsikhe


Recently built, with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and private bathrooms, from $61.