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Follow the Silk Road to Azerbaijan’s Traditional Side
To see Azerbaijan at its most authentic, come to Sheki. The town’s remaining caravanserai attests to its long history as a stop on the Silk Road. The nearby UNESCO-listed Palace of the Sheki Khans demonstrates the town’s former wealth. Its stunning stained glass and elaborate decor deserves a tour. It’s hard to believe this palace was erected without a single nail! Keep an eye out for stained glass in more modern buildings, as it’s become a local trademark. While Sheki may not have the seafood of Baku, it more than makes up for it, especially with its famed Piti: mutton, vegetables, and saffron water cooked in a terracotta crockpot sealed with fat. Eaten first as soup with flatbread, the contents are then poured onto a plate and consumed as an entree. The town is also known for “Halva,” which is actually its take on baklava, and best enjoyed with tea.
While you can’t take Piti with you, the town’s famous silk scarves make excellent souvenirs. The forested mountains above Sheki attract tourists, from hikers to Gulf Arabs seeking game for their beloved falcons. Even if you're not a falconer, we recommend following in their footsteps, and exploring the surrounding peaks, valleys, springs, waterfalls, and meadows. Located close to the Georgian border, there are numerous ancient churches and monasteries nearby, and along hiking paths. If you have free time, feel free to visit the town's bazaars, and see what you can get with a little haggling.

What I love about Sheki

Gio

Tbilisi City Host & Caucasus Destination Expert

Northwestern Azerbaijan offers plenty to love, from its beautiful nature to the traditions of its craftsmen. Sheki's beautiful medieval architecture, silk manufacturers and traditional glassmakers will take you back in time.

Where to stay in Sheki

With Sheki accommodation options ranging from a 3-star design hotel to impressive 5-stars attracting elites from around the Persian Gulf, whatever kind of accommodation you need, we've got it covered. Get in touch with us for a free travel consultation. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
4-star hotel
An elegant hotel with an excellent restaurant.
5-star hotel
A luxurious five-star hotel in a beautiful setting.

Things to do in Sheki

We'll be happy to help you make the most of your time in Sheki, with a private walking tour, or excursions into the surrounding countryside. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Sheki Private Walking Tour

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Sheki

Spend some time in Sheki on a tour that takes in other cities in Azerbaijan and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Sheki and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

5.0 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Sheki vacation packages
Based on 2 reviews
Review by Nancy & Hughbert

Nancy & Hughbert

Florida

JayWay Travel makes it so easy and convenient. The best customer service ever. I have had three tours with JayWay Travel and will never use another tour service. If JayWay Travel doesn't serve that part of the world, I won't go there.

JayWay Travel makes it so easy and convenient. The best customer service ever. I have had three tours with JayWay Travel and will never use another tour service. If JayWay Travel doesn't serve that part of the world, I won't go there.

Year : 2019
Visited : Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Italy
Itinerary : Baku, Sheki, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Italy
Itinerary : Baku, Sheki, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Michael & Margaret

Michael & Margaret

Alaska

JayWay is a unique, full service boutique travel company, and provides a very high level of customer service.  They have the information and resources an independent traveler to a new country would need for a memorable adventure.

JayWay is a unique, full service boutique travel company, and provides a very high level of customer service.  They have the information and resources an independent traveler to a new country would need for a memorable adventure.

Year : 2019
Visited : Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia
Itinerary : Baku, Sheki, Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Kutaisi, Batumi
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia
Itinerary : Baku, Sheki, Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Kutaisi, Batumi
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Sheki

How can I take out local currency?

We recommend asking your hotel's receptionist for a good exchange place to visit, or taking out money at a bank ATM.

How expensive is Sheki?

A quick lunch can be $6-12, and a dinner $16-24. Most museums cost $1-3.

How can I get around Sheki?

Sheki is a small, easily walkable, place.

What are typical opening hours in Sheki?

Shops are generally open from 10 AM to 7-10 PM, museums from 10 AM to 5 PM, restaurants from 11 AM to 11 PM, and bazaars from 8 AM to 2 PM. Museums are generally closed on Mondays.

Are there places for people with dietary intolerances?

You can easily find decent vegetarian options in Sheki.

How long should I stay in Sheki?

We recommend spending a night in Sheki, in part to break up the long drive between Baku and Georgia.
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