Saki Travel Guide

  • View from Restaurant Gagarin
    View from Restaurant Gagarin
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  • Kabab, shaslyk, meat
    Kabab, shaslyk, meat
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  • From the inner yard
    From the inner yard
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Saki Things to Do

  • Central Bazaar

    The Sheki bazaar is a great place to mingle with locals and see how Azeris shop and live in the country. Like in Georgia, bazaars are where most people do their daily shopping. An amazing variety of goods is on display, and there are designated sections for shoes clothing, toiletries, electronics and, of most interest for visitors, food. Azeris eat...

  • Albanian Church

    Albanian Church is located in Kish (kis) it;s not so far away from Sheki, It is possible to take the number 23 or 15 bus from the new bazaar in Sheki. It costs .2 AZN or get a taxi which cost 5-6 AZN. This church is fabled to have been started by the first century apostle Eliseus, who converted the site from a pagan temple to an apostolic church....

  • Royal Palace of Sheki Khans

    The Palace of the Khans is an absolute must-see for any visitor. Tour guides will gladly show you around and it's necessary to take a guide since they explain everything very well and provide you with useful information. Magnificent Royal Palace of Sheki Khans (Kings) constructed in 1762 without a single nail is one of the most marvellous monuments...

  • Gyalyarsan fortress

    Besides the palace, the fortifications of the “ Gyalyarsan - Gyorarsan ” fortress, together with a round place for praying and other subsidiary buildings, some transformed in museums and workshops and some in ruins, can be seen.

  • Karvansaray Hotel

    There were 5 caravansarays (inns) running in Sheki in its’ glory days. Now only 2 still stand – one is abandoned, while the other was completely restored and transformed into a charming hotel.

  • Xan Sarayi (Khan's Palace)

    Sheki Khans' Palace was built between 1761 – 1762, a period of economical and construction decline in the rest of Azerbaijan, by the order to Hussein Khan, (also well known as a poet under his pen-name Mushtag). The building of Sheki Khans' palace according to its expressive architectural structure, without a single nail, numerous shining walls...


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Saki Restaurants

  • Where the police officers eat

    A large outdoor restaurant on the opposite side of the Gorge. No English menus and no price written but OK Grilled meat was very tasty, the beer was not Worth the price.

  • best Pastries in Sheki

    Well it's hard to call Istanbul a restaurant it's more cafe quite good place for breakfast since it has it's own bakery and they make pretty good pasties and not overpriced at all,I would say very good value.But be careful they might try to charge you more, Tea cost 0.40 AZN and pasties 0.20 AZN.

  • Tea house/Chaikhana

    It has nice restaurant which is a little bit expensive and a great "chaikhana". You can skip going to the restaurant there b/c servise is not very good and very overpriced, but I was impressed by chaikhana, it's absolutely necessary to go there and spent at least one hour sitting or laying on a the carpet, surrounded with beautiful carpets and...


Saki Transportation

  • from Sheki to Georgia

    While I’ve seen some marshrutkas Telavi (Georgia) – Qax (Azerbaijan) on the road, I took a morning marshrutka (11,15) from Sheki to Balakan (1 manat, 2 hours), and a taxi from Balakan to the Georgian border (3 manat). Luckily, another taxis were waiting on the Georgian side (10 lari to nearest village, 30 lari for Sighnaghi after...

  • mashrutkas or taxis in Sheki

    Although the city is not large, the bus station in Sheki is quite far from the "sights" uphill.Marshrutka 11 links the bus station with the Khan palace and Kervansaray Hotel.Or, you can get taxis - 1 new manat for the ride to/from the bus station will do.

  • bus from Baku

    Sheki is 350 km northwest of Baku, a bus takes 5-7 hours and the journey costs 4 new manats (5 USD). From Baku (20 Januar bus station) to Sheki there are air con buses all day and night almost every hour. Last Daewoo bus leaves Baku at 22.15, but other buses depart at later hours.While a night bus can save you time, do not imagine for a second that...


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