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Parsma (Georgia)

Practical information about Parsma

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Archaeological Site
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A 4 or 5 hour walk from Omalo
When to go
From late June to mid-September
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Parsma

Nicolas Landru Travel writer
117 travel articles

Parsma enjoys being on a magnificent site, on a hill which looks over the Pirikiti valley, itself surrounded by high mountains. The shadows of its defensive towers spread out along the crest is one of the most characteristic sights in the valley.

My suggestion:
Leave the river's edge, climb the boulders and wander among these strange towers. They are worth seeing from up close and provide fantastic look out points over the valley.

More than an actual village, Parsma is an historic and archaeological site. With its defensive towers spread along the rocks overlooking the river, Parsma is one of those breathtaking sites unique to the Caucasus. A board, a picture, a lithograph, the harmony of rough stones and stones used by Man, this is the image Parsma conjures up.

With only a few sheep barns occupied in the summer, today the village is almost empty, which increases the feeling of solemnity that you have when discovering the proud heart of the Pirikiti. In the past, this was a stronghold for stopping possible Chechen invasions.

The sheep barn below the village, on the other side of the Alazani, produces smooth cheeses, which were my staple snack item whilst I discovered Parsma by climbing through the valley from Czechoslovakia. I then found the highest tower and, imagining that the place was full of proud soldiers protecting the rest of the Pirikiti, I tasted my loot with great satisfaction.

The Parsma towers