David Gareja is a rock-hewn Orthodox monastery complex, located next to the Azerbaijani border. The complex was founded in the 6th century and was constantly expanded during the following centuries. After climbing up Mount Gareja you have a fantastic view of the Azerbaijani border. We hiked the way down on the other side of the mountain where you can see lots of caves built in the mountain, containing traces of fresco paintings.
The steppe landscape of this part of Kakheti region is pretty stunning, we even saw a steppe fox and vultures. We were very amazed that Georgia has to offer so diverse landscapes and seven climate zones (from sub-tropical humid climate in the west to drier and temperate continental climate in the east), in an area only as large as Bavaria.
What a landscape – what a country, we love it.