Katskhi Pillar – located near Chiatura (13.4km) is one of the most popular tourist spots of the country and symbol of this region. There is one monk living in the Monastery above and women are disallowed to go up. It is approximately 40 metres high (surface 150 m2), and overlooks the small river valley of Katskhura. The church of St. Maximus the Confessor is located at the south-easternmost corner of the top surface of the Katskhi pillar. The Katcxi Pillar was used by stylites, Christians who lived on top of pillars to avoid temptation.
Excursion in Katskhi Pillar Georgia - Katskhi Pillar day tour
From Chiatura to Kacxi pillar and back you can negotiate taxi ride for around 30GEL. On the way to Kacxi Pillar you can stop at 10th century octagonally shaped Kacxi Monastery just to take photos on the way to Kacxi pillar. For info – On some rocks near Kacxi Pillar you can do climbing and mountaineering if you have ropes and necessary equipment with you. Read more