Gergeti Trinity Church - one of the World's most beautiful churches
12 იანვარი 2016
It is possibly the setting, in the green and white Caucasus mountains, below the summit of Mt Kazbegi, that makes Gergeti Trinity Church quite so magnificent. Dating from the 14th century, it has a separate bell tower, and is often used as a navigation point for trekkers, who make a three-hour mountain climb to reach it. While religious services were banned during the Soviet era, it is once again used as a place of worship.
Gergeti Trinity Church is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Stepantsminda in Georgia. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi.
From Stepantsminda, , you can hike to Gergety Holy Trinity Church at 2170 meters. The walk is about 6.5 km up, and the same way back. One way takes about 1.5 hours of walking. If you are not used to trekking in the mountains, there are special 4X4 taxi's going up. Even if you are not an enthusiast