Nekresi (Georgian: ნეკრესი), historic town in Kakheti, Georgia, in modern day Kvareli Municipality, near the village Shilda. The town was established by king Pharnajom (around 2nd-1st centuries BC). In the 4th century AD, king Thrdat built a church in this place. This church became a refuge to one of the Assyrian fathers, Abibus, in the late 6th century. Around this time Nekresi Episcopality was established, which existed until the 19th century.