Monastery of Shio-Mghvime located on the Kura river left bank in 8 kg distance from Mtskheta, at the beginning of II half of VI century one of the Assyrian Fathers – Shio founded it. The complex includes a variety of structures of many times: the cave-church, St. John the Baptist Church, the bell tower, St.Shio cemetery-church, Church of the Assumption with a tower, a refectory, rock-cut caves – boilers, residential buildings for monks, the source of water, the Holy Cross Church of the Ascension.