Another of Georgia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mtskheta’s long history dates back to before 1000BC. Once the capital of the Kingdom of Iberia, it’s located on an ancient trade route. Its many religious buildings include Svetitskhoveli Cathedral as well as the monasteries of St Nino, Jvari and Shio-Mgyime and the Zedazeni Complex which includes the church of St John the Baptist. The city also has a castle and a fortress.