Contest #156 answer: Mesti, Svanetia, Georgia

The Upper Svanetia region in Georgia is an UNESCO World Heritage site. The unofficial capital of this region is Mestia, famous for its ‘Tower Houses’.


The region is inhabited by the Svans, who have their own language and a very distinctive art.


I wanted to put up a difficult contest for a change, but I hope I did not make it too hard.

There were two correct entries before the hint was out: kudos to hhgygy and Chris Nason for getting it without help. Maybe you want to share with us how you found it.

All the correct answers were from:

  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason


  • Andy McConnell
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • David Kozina
  • Javier Abadia
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • lardarz