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Shorapani Fortress

Shorapani is an ancient town founded in the 3rd century B.C. It was first mentioned in written sources in the 1st century B.C. by a famous Greek historian and geographer Strabo. Shorapani is also mentioned in Greek mythology as a place where Jason and the Argonauts arrived during their trip around Colchis. According to Vakhushti Bagrationi, a Georgian Royal Prince, famous geographer, historian and cartographer from the 18th century, the town used to be the centre of Argveta Principality.

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Tabakini Monastery

The monastery was built in the 7th–8th century. There is a crypt under the church and a bell tower next to it. The monastery houses murals from the 16th century and illustrate the life of Jesus, Virgin Mary, Saint George and the King of Imereti Bagrat III. There are also portraits of the ktetors (people who provide the funds for construction or reconstruction of an Orthodox monastery) and the builders of the monastery. Their scripts say that the church was reconstructed several times.

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Tourist Routes

Do you want to see Imereti, but you do not know where to start from? We prepared for you trails around the region, which will lead you to interesting natural sites, historical monuments and cultural attractions. Following those paths you will visit true Imeretian “pearls” – thousand- year- old monasteries, historical buildings, amazing wonders of nature, including mountains, canyons, caves, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and you will come across many other attractions. You will also have an occasion to taste delicious Georgian food and wine. Have a look at our suggestions and go explore Imereti!

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