Telavi is located in the eastern part of Georgia, in the picturesque Alazani Valley, and is the centre of the wine region – Kakheti. Telavi is considered not only the centre of the region but also the centre of the Georgian winemaking. Both the town and its surroundings amaze with the beauty of the picturesque landscapes: green river valleys, velvet slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, vineyards where amber and juicy grapes grow. Telavi is also famous for its clean fresh transparent air. The climate here is humid subtropical, summers are hot with an average temperature of +25 °C, and in winter, the average temperature is +2 °C.
Telavi is one of the oldest towns in Georgia, it was firstly mentioned in the I century AD. At this period of time, it is a modern cosy town with a population of 20 thousand people. It is quite attractive among tourists who visit this region to get acquainted with the ancient traditions of Georgian winemaking, explore the wine cellars and factories, taste different varieties of the famous Kakhetian wines. A special honour has Telavi Wine Cellar, located near Telavi.
The town is also famous for its natural attractions and architectural monuments. A real natural “masterpiece” is an amazing Alazani Valley which you can admire from different corners of Telavi. In the centre, you can visit an ancient fortress Batonis-Tsikhe, as well as the castle of the great Georgian king and commander Irakli II. There is also another no less amazing attraction in the centre of the town – the oldest tree in Georgia, 800-year-old sycamore.
The town offers several good opportunities for overnight such as economy class hotels, average price category hotels, and there is also an option for those who like a more luxurious stay. Budget travellers can choose guest houses.