Sheki

crafts capital historical gem

Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem – a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food and friendly residents.

crafts capitalhistorical gem

Soak up the spirit of the Silk Road

Once an important stop on the legendary Silk Road, this charming city in the north-west of Azerbaijan is one of our true travel gems. Head to the historic centre and Azerbaijan’s latest UNESCO World Heritage site to soak up the spirit of an old Caucasian trading hub, and enjoy exploring the city’s craft shops and caravanserais, cobblestone streets and colourful sweet shops.

 

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INTERESTING FACT #1

Until 1968 the city of Sheki was in fact named Nukha after a nearby village.

INTERESTING FACT #2

In 2008 Sheki became a member of the League of Historical Cities, a Japan-based NGO strengthening links between historic cities, alongside cities such as Rome, Paris, Athens and Jerusalem.

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what to doin Sheki

Culinary masterclasses – halva
Culinary masterclasses – halva
Food, drinks and nightlife

Culinary masterclasses – halva

Taste and learn about Sheki's local food. Visit the citys sweet shops and try out... More

Experience the Silk Road in Sheki
Experience the Silk Road in Sheki
Arts, culture and heritage

Experience the Silk Road in Sheki

Take a break from regular life and travel back to the atmosphere of the Silk... More

Call into Sheki's craft shops
Call into Sheki's craft shops
Arts, culture and heritage

Call into Sheki's craft shops

Step into Sheki's boutiques and admire their authentic craftsmanship. Meet artisans and buy some pots,... More

Discover traces of Caucasian Albania near Sheki
Discover traces of Caucasian Albania near Sheki
Arts, culture and heritage

Discover traces of Caucasian Albania near Sheki

Kish is a small village near Sheki. It is a monument of the ancient civilization... More

Culinary masterclasses – dolma
Culinary masterclasses – dolma
UNESCO heritage

Culinary masterclasses – dolma

Sheki has made culinary secrets and surprises. Don't miss the chance to attend a dolma... More

Take a tour of the Sheki Khan's Palace
Take a tour of the Sheki Khan's Palace
Arts, culture and heritage

Take a tour of the Sheki Khan's Palace

At the top of Sheki rests the Khan's Palace, an exquisite monument to the khanate... More

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