Signagi with the snow-capped Caucasus Mountains in the background
Photo by Thomas Depenbusch (Depi)  –  Link



Signagi, also spelled Sighnaghi, is a tiny mountaintop town in Georgia's eastern Kakheti region, about 110 km from the capital Tbilisi. With its cobbled streets, tight-knit community and beautiful mountainous backdrop, Signagi may well be the loveliest town in the country. Look out for distinctive architecture that gives Signagi a unique charm (think colourful wrought-iron balconies contrasted with shabby chic brick buildings).

With a population of less than 3,000, Sighnaghi is super easy to explore on foot. Be sure to check out landmarks like the Bodbe Monastery and the recently restored 200-year-old Signagi City Walls.

Wine conoisseurs, you're in luck: Kakheti Region is known as the Motherland of Wine, and Signagi is no exception. Plan a winery visit (Pheasant's Tears Winery is a popular choice) and head to one of the city's best restaurants, like OKRO's Natural Wine Restaurant, to try out some local delicacies.

Signagi may be small, but it certainly packs a punch when it comes to character and atmosphere. Plan a trip to Georgia to see for yourself!