Pristine nature, stunning remote villages, stone towers with charming wooden balconies, unique folklore and poetry, centuries old legends about brave horsemen and heroes… a visitor can expect all this and more from Tusheti. The area is hard to reach, since the road to Tusheti is open only two months a year. In the summer, people live in the mountains, where "summer" villages and "winter" houses are located close to each other. In the winter nearly the whole population moves to the lowlands to spend long winter days in the Alvani village in Kakheti. Tusheti is known for its cheese, fine embroidery, colorful rugs and felts and traditional festivals. These sometimes involve the whole village and are often accompanied by the sweet melodies of accordion, polyphonic singing, the local beer and traditional cuisine.