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The largest town in Kakheti, Telavi is set in the vineyard-strewn Alazani valley, between the Gombori Mountains and the Great Caucasus (visible to the northeast). It’s the perfect base for exploring the region's viticultural, historical and architectural riches, and has a number of good guesthouses, hotels and restaurants, as well as a fascinating castle and museum complex.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Telavi.