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

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

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