Uplistsikhe Archeological Site


Visit Guide to Uplistsikhe Archeological Site

Uplistsikhe, “The lord’s fortress,” is an ancient rock-hewn town located in Shida Kartli, Georgia.

Getting There

It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive from Tbilisi to Uplistsikhe.

You can hire a private car, taxi, minivan, or use public transport.

What to Expect

Uplistsikhe is an open-air attraction, offering impressive historical remains, such as ancient rock-hewn formations, inner streets, squares, secret tunnels, etc.


Uplistsikhe was found in the I-II millennium B.C. It was an important political, religious and cultural center throughout the history of Georgia.

The fortress tend to be the residence of the tribe leader. Because of his vast power and dominance, he was often called “Lord.” This is why the town is called “The lord’s fortress.”

Facilities Available

Public Transportation, Tourism information, local guides.