Nekresi village was established by king Pharnajom (around 2nd-1st centuries BC). In the 4th century AD, king Thrdat built a church in this place. This church became a refuge to one of the Assyrian fathers, Abibus, in the late 6th century. Around this time Diocese of Nekresi was established, which existed until the 19th century.

The small basilica from the second half of the IV century is one of the earliest of the churches in Georgia. The church was recently restored, stone masonry repaired, roof rebuilt, windows put in place.

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Founded: 4th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Georgia

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Dino Collazzo (8 months ago)
One of the most beautiful church in Georgia. Amazing wall painting
Vladimir Fedorenko (9 months ago)
As an actively serving Monastery it has it's own charm.
ZaZa M. (9 months ago)
Famous Monastery built in 4-th century. Really amazing views.
Beny Mokhov (10 months ago)
An old monastery with a nice view on the valley below, inside there's an old wine cellar and a wine making room which is interesting to see. The bad side is you can't get up by car so either you pay for a van to get you up or you walk on the road all the way up (no trails just the road itself).
Louay El Samadi (11 months ago)
Very nice to visit if you like historical sites. The views are breathtaking.
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