Chiora is one of the most beautiful villages in mountainous Racha. It is located on the southern slope of the Caucasus Range at 1360m. The village was mentioned in historical sources from the XV century. In the Middle Ages it was densely populated, and there were many defensive towers and fortresses. Chiora, Ghebi and Oni are located near the mountainous passes of North Caucasus. Despite the difficult geographical location, here was the main crossroad came from the North Caucasus, from Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Imereti and Svaneti.