The Observatory is connected with Abastumani by a cable cage. It takes only five minutes to reach the mountain instead of an hour by walk. From the cabin, the beautiful panoramas of the valley and Abastumani are seen. There are numerous monuments of the Ancient Geogian Architecture in this region (Samzhe-Djavaheti). The most famous is VARDZIA which was cut in a sheer rock in the XIIIth century.
Bus: Tbilisi-Abastumani ...... (one per day, 250 km, 5 hours)
Tbilisi-Achalziche ....... (five per day, 220 km, 4 hours)
Akhalzihe-Abastumani .... (three per day, 30 km, 1 hours)
Taxi: Tbilisi-Observatory .. (100 US$)
Achalziche-Observatory .. (25 US$)