The picture-perfect villages and cities of hilly Imereti are draped in greenery, reminding you of something out of a storybook - or maybe on a painting by Davit Kakabadze. Sachkhere, located in the basin of the upper and middle flows of the Qvirila and Dzirula Rivers, exemplifies this idyllic charm.

The History of Sachkhere

There are 127 historical monuments in Sachkhere municipality, twenty-seven of which are of national significance. Some of the more fascinating monuments discovered during archaeological digs include the kurgans excavated in 1910 by the famous Georgian scientist Ekvtime Takaishvili, the burial mounds of Nacherkezevi and Tsartsi Hill, and the ancient settlement of Argveti Village. These and other archaeological discoveries prove the fact that the region has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. 

Sights in Sachkhere

Perhaps the most popular sight in Sachkhere is the 18th-century fortress of Modinakhe. It is said that the nobleman Papuna Tsereteli built it after David Abashidze refused Tsereteli’s request to marry his daughter due to the nobleman’s lack of a fortress. To win the hand of his beloved, Papuna built this impressive fortress and wrote to his future father-in-law, “Come and See” (modi da nakhe in Georgian). It is from this story that the fortress gets its name.

Other attractions in the city include the house museum of famous Georgian writer and poet, Akaki Tsereteli in Skhvitori Village; Jruchi Monastery, in the vicinity of Tskhomareti Village, where a manuscript of the gospels called the Jruchi Gospel was once held; St. George Church in Savane, which was built in 1046; the 11th-century Koreti Church; and the 11th-century Church of the Savior in Speti.

If you have an interest in historical architecture, Sachkhere is a treasure trove waiting to be unearthed.

Imeretian Khachapuri and Wine

Of course, no vacation in Georgia would be complete without sampling the local cuisine. Imereti is perhaps most famous for its delicious Imeretian khachapuri, best accompanied by one of local wine varieties such as Tsolikauri, Kvishkhuri, Tsitska, and Dzelshavi.

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