Lamaria Chapel in Ushguli – Europe’s highest village
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Despite its diminutive size, nature in Georgia is very diverse. It doesn’t matter where you go but Georgia’s nature will keep you speechless. Once in Georgia you should really consider a trip into the mountains.
The highest point is around 7,190ft above sea level. In one picture the highest inhabited village in Europe can be seen surrounded by green mountains. There are believed to be around 200 residents, which dates back more than 2000 years. Svaneti retains a pristine medieval quality.
A short walk above the village leads to a small hilltop where the Lamaria Chapel is located, full of magnificent old frescoes, dating back to the 12th century. The superb location of Ushguli and the unique lifestyle of the people in the village turn the place into a popular destination to visit.
It is a once in a life time experience, don’t miss out on it!