|Location||Province of Artvin, Northeast Turkey (historic Georgian principality of Klarjeti)|
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.
- 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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