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Mestia is situated in the Upper Svaneti region, surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains. It is known for its stunning mountainous landscapes, including snow-capped peaks and lush valleys.

  1. Svaneti is a historic region in Georgia, renowned for its preserved medieval villages, defensive towers, and unique Svanetian culture.

  2. Mestia is characterized by its traditional Svanetian tower-houses, which were historically used for defensive purposes. These towers, built from stone and featuring narrow slits for windows, are iconic to the region and add to the town's distinctive charm.