Category: North Ossetia – Alania

Ancient stone towers in the mountain village of Tsimiti in North Ossetia

Top 10 Must-Visit Places in North Ossetia : City of the Dead, Nart Legends & Epic Mountains

North Ossetia – Alania is a stunning and culturally rich region along the Georgian military highway leading to the border with the South Caucasus. With its mix of Christianity, Uatsdin…

The medieval necropolis of Dargavs in the foggy mountains of North Ossetia Alania in the North Caucasus of Russia

Your ultimate North Caucasus travel guide

Many people know about the South Caucasus and/or have visited Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan – But what about the North Caucasus ? If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for…

Dargavs, the City of the Dead is a medieval necropolis with ancient crypts in the mountains of Ossetia in the North Caucasus

Dargavs, the City of the Dead in the Russian Caucasus

Before rushing either way to Vladikavkaz or Kazbegi/Tbilissi, take a detour in North Ossetia to visit one of the many hidden gem of the North Caucasus : Dargavs, also known…

Trucks waiting at the mountains pass of the Kazbegi and Verkhny Lars border crossing between Russia and Georgia in the Caucasus

Crossing the border between Russia & Georgia

Whether you’re a fan of Alexandre Dumas, a history lover, or simply seeking breathtaking mountain views, travelling along the Georgian military highway through the Darial Gate by the Terek river…

Lower body of an armed russian soldier at a military post in the mountains of Ingushetia in the North Caucasus

Border zone permit

After your challenging visa application, here’s the second round of pain in the neck Russian bureaucracy : the border zone permit ! I’m explaning you here all the details to…

The medieval city of the dead Donifar Necropolis in the mountains of North Ossetia in the Caucasus

North Ossetia – Alania : the ultimate travel guide

The Republic of North Ossetia – Alania (Северная Осетия-Алания in Russian) is sadly related to troubles, conflict and deadly attacks. Often described as proviliged and under the protection of Moscow compare…