Shatili Georgia is a small village centered around a mideval fortress on the border of Chechenya and Georgia in the Khevsureti region. It is on UNESCO’s world heritage list. On the map it might seem like a short trip, only about 140 km north of Tbilisi. But that piece of road probably contains some of the most satisfactory kilometers an average sesationseeking personality will ever experience.
excursion in Shatili Georgia - Travel to Shatili in Georgia country
The village is actually a cluster of fortified flat-roofed stone dwellings and towers built mainly between the 7th and 13th centuries. Which functioned both as homes and as a fortress guarding the north-eastern border of the country. In the early 19th century a large force of about 5000 Chechen and Dagestan warriors attacked Shatili. Which was defended by only 50 Khevsurs. The Khevsurs were exceptional warriors with traditional Georgian qualities of courage. Openness and honesty, fraternity, independence and love of freedom. In the 1960s, the exotic landscape of the empty village was used as a setting for a series of Georgian films about the historical life of the highlanders. Read more about ”Shatili”