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