"A Land of the Titans" Kazbegi by josephescu

Kazbegi Travel Guide: 104 reviews and 385 photos

This area has witnessed the release of titanic energies from both nature and mankind.

Volcanic eruptions raised Mt. Kazbeg over 5100m above sea level.

Prometheus the Titan was put in chains on mount Kazbeg and an eagle would eat his liver every day, for he offered mankind the gift of fire.

Faithful Christians worked hard in the 14th century to build a church on a mountain top at over 2200m above sea level, to show what enormous strength the faith in God has brought to them.

From a sleepy mountain town at the border with Russia, Kazbegi has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Georgia, probably second only to T?bilisi. And for every good reason this is true. While Georgians go to Tsminda Sameba in pilgrimage on religious celebrations, foreigners look for the scenery, the local atmosphere and the trekking routes in the mountains.

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  • Pros:scent of the myths
  • Cons:environment & the beginnin of mass tourism
  • Last visit to Kazbegi: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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