What Do in Sighnaghi, Georgia’s Hidden Gem

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We can’t stop talking about beautiful Georgia, a country we hope to visit again soon. The little town of Sighnaghi wasn’t even on our list, but tired of Azerbaijan and going back to Tbilisi, Georgia we decided to give it a shot. What an amazing surprise! It is the nicest town in the Kakheti wine area, the country’s easternmost region. Sighnaghi stands on a hill overlooking the valley. A large well preserved 18th-century fortification surrounds the town. Two orthodox churches and numerous traditional houses with wooden porches give Sighnaghi a unique feel. Outstanding views and a dry mild weather complete the feast.

Traditional houses with wooden porches

What to Do in Sighnaghi

Walk along the city walls and admire the views. We promise you will never forget them.

Watch young couples get married in front of the City Hall.

Visit the national museum of Sighanghi that exhibits the works Pirosmani, the most famous artist in Georgia.

Soak up the history of the 17th Century Basilica of St. George.

Search for beautiful Georgian traditional houses with wooden balconies.

Hike to the Bodbe Monastery and the St. Nino’s Spring.

Basilica of St. George

Where to Stay and Eat in Sighnaghi

Though Sighnaghi is a small town, it has several good accommodation options. Located in the center of town, Hotel Brigitte and Boutique Hotel Bellevue are great choices. Additionally, there are plenty of nice guesthouses. Dzveli Ubani is probably the nicest.

Attention food lovers! You simply can’t miss the Pheasant’s Tears, Sighnaghi’s best restaurant. Not only that, but the place is also a winery specialized in organic wine. Everything they serve is homemade and follows traditional Georgian food recipes. You’ll also love the interior: the restaurant is inside a 300-year-old house!

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