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Kazbegi holidays

Kazbegi is a small town located on the Thergi river and is named after the largest mountain in the region, Mount Kazbegi. Known also as Stepantsminda, after Saint Stephen, a Georgian Orthodox Monk who built a hermitage in this location. The town’s name was officially changed to Kazbegi under Soviet rule in 1925 and is the birthplace of famed Georgian writer Alexander Kazbergi. In 2006, the town reverted to the name Stepantsminda.

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