A few kilometers from the Grammy, high on a hill in Nekresi, stands one of the most ancient Georgian churches.
The small basilica, dating back to IV century rises above the Alazani Valley of Kakheti. In Nekresi is a functioning monastery. The most ancient inscriptions that have been found there, dated at times I to III in. ad. A century later, a three-nave basilica was built here, perhaps the most beautiful of all these Georgian churches. In VIII; IX centuries. They erected next to the Bishop’s Palace and the cruciform church.
I recommend to pay attention to the monastery’s wine storage – Marani. In the temple the monastery shop sells wine.