08:00 - Meeting with the guide at the entrance of the Old Baku (Qosha Qala Qapisi - Twin Gates) and driving to Sheki city: Sheki nestled at the foot of the southern Greater Caucasus Mountain. The town dates back two and a half thousand years, making it one of the oldest Caucasus settlements and was an important point on the legendary Silk Road. Sheki’s claim to fame for millennia was silk, textiles and embroidery, which made it a significant point on the Silk Road. Today, the historical region with ancient mosques, castles and the 18th century Palace of Sheki Khans form the foreground against the majestic green mountains.
On the way visiting Juma Mosque (first Mosque of Caucasus) in Shamakhy, Nohur Mountain Lake in Nohurgishlag village in Gabala
Visiting Old Sheki: medieval fortress, The Palace of Shaki Khans (under UNESCO protection) – the summer residence of Shaki Khans, Historical Museum; Round temple (outside);
Guests will see the work of talented craftsmen who make pots, hats (national headdress), miniature caskets and national instruments, and whose skills are passed down from generation to generation. And in the shebeke workshop in the Sheki Fortress, you can look at impressive mosaics, painstakingly composed of thousands of tiny pieces of stained glass, fixed in wooden lattices of all shapes and sizes.
Continue with Sheki Caravanserai – a historical monument in Sheki; Free time for shopping around Caravanserai
Driving back to Baku; End of the program