Ananuri castle is an architectural complex of the late feudal times in Georgia. Built on the right bank of Aragvi River in 16th-17th century, it was the main seat of Aragvi Eristavi - Dukes dynasty since the 13th century. The village Ananuri is located on the main trade rout leading to the North, to Russia and in past it was part of the Great Silk Road. Nowadays the road is called the Georgian Military Highway. The distance from Tbilisi is 74 km (1 h) - beautiful driving along the Zhinvali water reservoir damping clean and blue mountain river of Aragvi. The castle, the bell tower, three churches and beautifully carved walls are the highlights of this place.
The ski resort Gudauri
For skiing and snowboarding, there are 34.8 km of slopes available. 15 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,993 and 3,276 m.
Gudauri is the largest and highest ski resort in Georgia and it continues to grow at a rapid pace. Mt. Sadzele (3,307 m) is accessed by lifts up to 3,279 m elevation. There are slopes of all difficulty levels for skiing and snowboarding and the slopes are FIS certified. The winter sports resort also lures visitors with its freeriding and heli-skiing opportunities. Large quantities of natural snow make the surrounding peaks on the border between Europe and Asia an ideal territory for powder enthusiasts.
A modern ski resort for all types of skiing has developed here, in the middle of the Caucasus mountains away from mass tourism. Cat skiing, night skiing, cross-country trails, ski tours and snow tubing are also offered in Gudauri.
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