Parekhi (Georgian: პარეხი or პარეხთა) is a Georgian medieval Orthodox monastery in historical Medieval Georgian Kingdom of Klarjeti (modern-day Artvin Province of Turkey).

Parekhi Monastery
პარეხის მონასტერი
Two main churches of the Parekhi Monastery
LocationProvince of Artvin, Northeast Turkey (historic Georgian principality of Klarjeti)
TypeMonastery, Church
Completedninth century

The monastery is an illustration of the activity of St. Gregory's followers. Founded in 840s as a hermitage, it soon turned into a coenobium. Monastic buildings are sheltered by a horizontal ledge and form an organic whole with the surrounding landscape. Two ninth-century churches, a single-nave structure and a basilica, stand in the middle of the monastery next to each other.[1]


  1. ^ David Khoshtaria, Past and Present of the Georgian Sinai: A Survey of Architectural History and current State of Monasteries in Klarjeti, p. 78.

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Coordinates: 41°15′07″N 41°59′24″E / 41.25194°N 41.99000°E / 41.25194; 41.99000