"Kazbegi: great place to get away from it all :)" Top 5 Page for this destination Kazbegi by JohnniOmani

Kazbegi Travel Guide: 81 reviews and 290 photos

A Personal Favorite

Kazbegi is a beautiful town near the Russian border. Many travellers head to this town to see the beautiful mountains and the famous church that has become a symbol of Georgia. The town has a lot to offer with regards to trekking but getting there is one of the most exciting and fun things you can do. The jeep or mini bus ride to this remote location takes you through some jaw dropping areas and after nearly falling off over the cliffs (the roads is a bit shocking in areas) you will be rewarded with some great views including the 5000 M Mt. Kazbek. It is a sleepy town with a Russian vibe but it is a classical Georgian mountain town and it is very accessible from Tbilisi. Kazbegi is well worth the effort and it is a highlight of Georgia. Great fun :)

National Symbol

The 14th century Holy Trinity church overlooks the town and it has become a national symbol and the church is probably one of the images most people associate with the region. It takes about an hour to reach the place but it is well worth the effort because the views from the mountain are stunning. The church is well maintained and there are even some areas where you can sit down and take a break. The edge of the mountain overlooking the town is a great place to have a picnic and I found it difficult to leave this beautiful place. Two or three hours can easily spent here relaxing and watching birds. Loved it :)

Useful Map

Maps of the village are hard to come by and trying to follow directions based on a guide book are not always easy to do but I found this map online. I am not sure where I found it because I found it months ago in the planning stages for my Georgia trip. The map has everything you could ask for and easy to follow. I hope this helps because it helped me a lot :) Self explanatory.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Views, trekking and clean air
  • Cons:Russian men, lack of restaurants
  • In a nutshell:great time
  • Last visit to Kazbegi: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 1, 2007
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Excellent little page with helpful tips, especially about the "town closing down" at night.

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