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Sighnaghi View

A Day Trip to Sighnaghi Georgia

Sighnaghi is a small town in the eastern part of Georgia.  Located in Kakheti region, Sighnaghi is well known tourist attraction because of its cobbled streets, pastel color roofs, second largest wall after great wall of China, and, amazing views.  Sighnaghi or Signaghi is also called City of Love.

Sighnaghi View

How to reach

Sighnaghi is about 2 hours driving from Tbilisi.  Although public transport is a cheaper option, we recommend to arrange a day trip with a private tour guide from Tbilisi to Sighnaghi instead of public transport.  Expect to pay between US$ 80-100 depending on Guide’s experience and his/her car’s condition. Also ensure that your guide can speak good English.

What to do in Sighnaghi

Buy Handicrafts and local sweets – Old women from the town will be selling woven socks, caps and pouches.  You can buy these as souvenirs from your trip. Also you can find street vendors selling sweets, fruits, vegetables as well as bigger and proper shops selling more consumer oriented souvenirs.

An old Georgian woman selling churchkela in small town of Sighnaghi
An old Georgian woman selling traditional sweet Churchkhela
Souvenir shops in Sighnaghi
Souvenir shops
Beautiful cobbled streets of Sighnaghi and Street shops selling local goodies
Beautiful cobbled streets of Sighnaghi and Street shops selling local goodies
Traditional Georgian Handicrafts include woven socks, gloves and pouches
Traditional Georgian Handicrafts include woven socks, gloves and pouches

Walk on Sighnaghi Fortress Wall – Sighnaghi has the second largest wall in the world built around the city to protect it from hostile intruders.  A walk on the wall provides great views of surrounding Caucasus region.

A walk on Sighnaghi Wall provides beautiful views of surrounding areas
A walk on Sighnaghi Wall provides beautiful views of surrounding Caucasus region

Roam around in old streets – Sighnaghi is such a beautiful town that one would want to just get lost in the beautiful rustic streets of Sighnaghi

A beautiful stairway leading down to local houses in Sighnaghi
A beautiful stairway leading down to local houses in Sighnaghi

Bodbe Monastery

Situated approximately 2 kilometer away from Sighnaghi, Bodbe Monastery is an important religious as well as tourist attraction.  It is built around tomb of Saint. Nino. Born in Cappadocia, she brought Christianity to Georgia in 4th Century.  Below we thought to include some randomly selected nice looking images of Bodbe Monastery from Instagram

 

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