• Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chvibiani with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Chvibiani is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chvibiani has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chvibiani with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Chvibiani is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chvibiani has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower of Queen Tamar’s Castle,  Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Queen Tamar of Georgia reigned from 1184–1213. The Tamar castle originally had 4 defensive stone towers, of which one survives,  connected by a curtain wall. The castles 3 other towers were destroyed by the Soviets in the 1930’s. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains Ushguli is the highest inhabited village in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chvibiani with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Chvibiani is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chvibiani has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of  Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chvibiani with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Chvibiani is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chvibiani has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of  Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of  Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of  Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of  Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chvibiani with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Chvibiani is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chvibiani has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chvibiani with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Chvibiani is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chvibiani has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower of Queen Tamar’s Castle,  Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Queen Tamar of Georgia reigned from 1184–1213. The Tamar castle originally had 4 defensive stone towers, of which one survives,  connected by a curtain wall. The castles 3 other towers were destroyed by the Soviets in the 1930’s. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains Ushguli is the highest inhabited village in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower of Queen Tamar’s Castle,  Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Queen Tamar of Georgia reigned from 1184–1213. The Tamar castle originally had 4 defensive stone towers, of which one survives,  connected by a curtain wall. The castles 3 other towers were destroyed by the Soviets in the 1930’s. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains Ushguli is the highest inhabited village in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of  Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of  Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower of Queen Tamar’s Castle,  Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Queen Tamar of Georgia reigned from 1184–1213. The Tamar castle originally had 4 defensive stone towers, of which one survives,  connected by a curtain wall. The castles 3 other towers were destroyed by the Soviets in the 1930’s. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains Ushguli is the highest inhabited village in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of  Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Murkmeli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  Murkmeli is a village near Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Murkmeli has well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of  Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Ushguli is a group of four remote villages. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Chazhashi, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. Chazhashi is the main village of a group of four remote villages known collectively as Ushguli. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains these are the highest inhabited villages in Europe. Chazhashi has 13 well preserved stone Svanetian defensive tower houses attached to stone family houses. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • River Enguri valley in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • Gorge formed by the Patara Enguri River near Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • River Enguri valley in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • Bells of the medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range and the highest in Europe.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • River Enguri valley in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • River Enguri valley in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • River Enguri valley in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • River Enguri valley in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • River Enguri valley in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • Piglets suckling, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Lashtkhveri village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Main road access to Ushguli along the River Enguri gorge in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • River Enguri valley in th Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Georgia (country)
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • High peaks of the Caucasus mountains on the Mestia road, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of Davberi village in the Caucasus mountains, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stone medieval Svaneti tower houses of soli village, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval door of the Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” , Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe.
  • The medieval Georgian Orthodox St George Church “JGRag” with mount Shkhara (5193m) behind, Ushguli, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia. At 2,200 m (7217 ft) above sea level in the Caucasus mountains St George Church is one of  the highest in Europe. Mount Shkhara is the highest mountain in the Caucasus range.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption built in 1689. and a a tower with a stepped pyramidal roof of Svanetian type,  Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption built in 1689. and a a tower with a stepped pyramidal roof of Svanetian type,  Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption built in 1689. and a a tower with a stepped pyramidal roof of Svanetian type,  Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.
  • Pictures & images of the Church of the Assumption built in 1689. and a a tower with a stepped pyramidal roof of Svanetian type,  Ananuri castle complex & Georgian Orthodox churches, 17th century, Georgia (country).<br />
<br />
Ananuri castle is situated next to the Military Road overlooking the Aragvi River in Georgia, about 45 miles (72 kilometres) from Tbilisi. It was the castle of the eristavis (Dukes) of Aragvi from the 13th century and was the scene of numerous battles. In 2007 Ananuri castle was enscribed on the   UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.

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