"Greater Caucasus, home of Prometheus." Top 5 Page for this destination Kazbegi by kokoryko

Kazbegi Travel Guide: 84 reviews and 303 photos

Stepansminda

Stepansminda, is a small village, also known as Kazbegi, located in the high Caucasus. On the banks of the Terek River, it is the last place in Georgia before the border with Russia but is most known for the picturesque small church dominating the village from a small hill, with the impressive Mt Kazbeg in the background.
Kazbegi is easy to reach from Tbilisi, and getting there is a beautiful trip through the Caucasus, on the famous “military road”, built during the Tsars times; it is one of the three roads which cross the High Caucasus.

Walking on the mountain

A day hike up to the feet of Mt Kazbeg is a nice thing to do and it is just wonderful to look down to the valley from the high meadows where flowers and butterflies catch your eyes all way up.

A holy place

Tsminda Sameba is the Georgian name of this small church; other call it Gergeti, Holy Trinity Chuch; in the village, people name it shortly Sameba. Wlking up for a visit is really a good thing to do!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful hikes
  • Cons:?
  • In a nutshell:Feel the presence of the power of nature
  • Last visit to Kazbegi: Aug 2011
  • Intro Written May 28, 2012
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (10)

Comments (7)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Excellent page with outstanding photos. I hope to be there in about 12 days.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Certainly a lot of history and strife for this country-but they hang on and the scenery is wonderful

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Certainly a lot of history and strife for this country-but they hang on and the scenery is wonderful

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Beautiful Kazbegi! I was there in 2003 and liked it very much. Your photos and tips brought back good memories.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    The beautiful scenery looks like something from the sound of music! How beautiful and a wonderful page!

  • Aug 27, 2012 at 4:00 AM

    Little girl has been kind enough to sleep early! Lol. Kazbegi has been a great place to visit virtually, absolutely would love to do such a day hike!

  • AngMimi's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Kazbegi, amazingly a beautiful place on earth, loved the Tsminda Sameba and Mt Kazbek pictures incl the flowers and butterflies. The women in black, are they widow or a fashion to wear black? :-))

kokoryko

“Il me plait de courir sans but et sans raison . . . .”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 6 7
Forum Rank:
0 0 3 1 5

Badges & Stats in Kazbegi

  • 10 Reviews
  • 73 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 7 Comments
  • 616PageViews

Have you been to Kazbegi?

  Share Your Travels  

Photos in Kazbegi

See All Photos (73)

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (2)