Aparani Church / Martkopi

Aparani Church of Saint George, Martkopi is located on Vaziani-Martkopi-Norio road, some 30 km from Tbilisi.

Our must-go destination for apple twigs around Easter time. Seems this area is nice for some barbeque too.

Here is some info I found about this place in Georgian: The single-nave, hall-type church is a late medieval monument.

Aparani church near Martkopi

Aparani church near Martkopi

The surviving foundation in front of it suggests that in ancient times a larger church stood here. The church was built by Dito Kakhurashvili in 2000, and in 2001 a 12-meter cross (authored by Zurab Matiashvili) was erected near it, which was blessed by Father Zaza (Bezhashvili) on the feast of Aparna. The Feast of Tabernacles is celebrated in the 3rd week of Easter

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