Shatili Medieval Fortress Village

Shatili Medieval Fortress Village

Shatili Medieval Fortress Village
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Shatili is a historic highland village in Georgia, near the border with Chechnya. It is located on the northern slope of the Greater Caucasus mountains, in the historical Georgian province of Upper Khevsureti, which is now part of the modern-day region (mkhare)of Mtskheta-Mtianet. Located in the deep Arghuni gorge at approximate 1,400 meters, the village is actually a unique complex of fortresses
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gilfuss
Tel Aviv, Israel235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
we arrived to shatili after making a trek to the 3 lake « abudelauri » we slept at a nice guest house called green house
manage by 2 nice women
in the guest house few rooms with bad and hot shower and dinner
extra payement for beer and alcohol .
from shatili u can walk to mutso 12 km walking to the fortress or take a car , the road very nice
climbing to the fortress there is about 30 min beautiful view
also in shatili there the medivali fortress
u can walk by foot its free and nice , climbing is 5-7 min view very nice and when u reach the end in the write side there a fence u can walk through it and u will reach to a nice valley when u can walk around for a day trek
the road from shatili back to tabilisi is about 130 km and around 5 hour
very recommend
10/10
Written 18 September 2019
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Ariella
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
The road to Shatili is in very poor condition. It's a single lane for both directions, unpaved and often crumbling away into a gorge right up to the edge of the car's tires. Sometimes you have to get out of the car and heave a large rock out of the road so it doesn't rip open the underside of your vehicle; it fell off the mountain since the last car was through. In Canada, we would be generous to call that a logging road.

I attempted to get up to Shatili on June 5, 2019, with a 4x4 and a driver. We got over the Datvisjvari Pass, but about 10 km short of our destination we found five or six other SUVs parked, and the road completely washed out by the river it ran next to. Some workmen sadly contemplated their broken down Soviet-era bulldozer. We had to go back over the pass at twilight and find alternate accomodation in Roshka instead. The last I heard, the following night, the road was still not fixed and some travellers were still trapped in Shatili. If you go, leave plenty of time for Murphy's Law to have its way with your itinerary, and bring extra food with you. That road will wash out again.
Written 11 June 2019
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Eugen V
Vienna, Austria279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
If you are fan of mountain off-roading adventures and lover of medieval villages’ highland architecture, you have to visit this historical place.
The trip is very much weather dependent - official advising is to plan this trip between June and September - and my additional advice is to plan it for more days, to be able to enjoy the whole beauties around.
Written 11 August 2018
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Ruska K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Shatili is a must go place in Georgia. Medieval stone towers and houses with amazing location creates perfect place for camping and hiking
Written 19 January 2018
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solopensioner
King's Lynn, UK63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Great place to go. Accessible by public transport, mashrutka on certain days only, this place is brilliant. Worth speanding time in, wandering around, soaking up atmosphere. Don't forget to walk down the road, see the hoodoos on the other side of the river, visit the bone place where plague-infected locals went to die. Then take a day to walk up the road to the next fortified village , further but more remote, and even better.
Written 6 July 2017
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Ilia Beria
Tbilisi, Georgia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
Shatili is beautiful fortress in north Georgia. Excellent place for all type tourists. There are guest houses where you can stay.
Written 7 June 2017
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