Akhali Atoni has three tourist sights, where Saint Simon the Canaanite Church (also known as Church of Simon the Zealot) is one of them. Like with the other sights, the area around the church is turned into, what most will call, a tacky tourist hell for the many Russian tourists. There are cafes and restaurants, small stands selling everything from local made wine to honey, and if you are looking for to have your picture taken with a hawk, owl or bear cub, that will sadly be possible too. The church itself is a 10th-century Georgian church built on the ruins of a fourth-century church and now sadly on a backdrop of an abandoned construction. The church is dedicated to Saint Simon the Canaanite, an apostle who came here in AD 55. For a more interesting way to reach the church, follow the short trail along the river, which starts at the fine old abandoned train station.