Gremi Complex

Gremi is an architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels – in Kakheti, Georgia. The complex is located southwest of the present-day village of the same name in the Kvareli district, 175 kilometers east of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia.

Gremi was built by King Levan and Queen Ketevan on a rocky hill. In the 16th century Gremi was the capital of Kakheti Kingdom, but all that remains of the former town are some ruins of a market, baths, caravanserai and a palace. The present complex used to be a citadel and consists of a tower, king’s chambers, defensive walls and Archangel’s church built of square bricks. The interior of the church is decorated by frescoes of 17th century. The small Gremi museum displays archeological artifacts and history of the town.