Georgia Travel Guide

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  • Pro
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    JohnniOmani says…

     Incredible People, Amazing views and cool culture 

  • Con
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     not the best infrasture 

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     Definatly one of my favorite destinations now! 

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T'bilisi

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481,1514,33

Batumi

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60,159,3

Kazbegi

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81,290,0

Borjomi

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17,33,0

Sighnaghi

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41,133,0

Vardzia

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11,28,0

Mts'khet'a

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48,133,0

Mestia

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26,87,0

Gori

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38,81,0

Udabno

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13,113,0

Akhalts'ikhe

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9,45,0

Ananuri

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9,45,0

Uplistsikhe

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4,16,0

Bakuriani

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5,6,0

K'ut'aisi

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5,22,0

Iqalt'o

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15,31,0

Gagra

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4,19,0

T'elavi

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16,45,0

Gonio

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1,1,0

Shuamta

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16,44,0

Sarp'i

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1,3,0

Lagodekhi

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2,10,0

K'vemo Bolnisi

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0,3,0

Gremi

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7,18,0

Alaverdi

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5,10,0

Akhalsheni

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0,2,0

T'bilisi

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  • Great variety in meals Lebanese ...

    T'bilisi Restaurants

    What I am delighted my heart when my visit to Tbilisi , watch my in the center of the capital of Georgia , is located in Solo Lucky , close to the Marriott Hotel is located in the Round of freedom , the intervention of him , remember the atmosphere of the Lebanese village from where the decor is modest , wonderful welcome by his administration ,...

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  • Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi

    T'bilisi Hotels

    The Courtyard Tbilisi (Marriott) is a somewhat blandly good hotel, situated in the perfect Tbilisi...

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  • A unique experience in the choice what...

    T'bilisi Restaurants

    Lebanese restaurant located in the Tbilisi area Solow Lucky, near round Liberty Street Machebel No. 2, the Lebanese flag on the front of the shop, a very nice restaurant, offers best meals Lebanese grills and garnish has a list of food variety and complete especially falafel and kebabs wonderful tabbouleh and fattoush addition to hummus Beans also...

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Batumi

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  • To Batumi by Car

    Batumi Transportation

    Well, I visited Georgia in August 10. It was high season for Batumi, so I decided to visit it.I tried to get a train ticket but all was sold out (yeah I was confused).What could I do? I rented a car (thanks to Naniko car rental service), it was BMW Z3, really amazing car. I was shocked for the price of Z3, I got i only for 50$ per day.I started...

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  • Sheraton Batumi Hotel

    Batumi Hotels

    The newly built Sheraton Batumi offers comfortable surroundings with direct beach access and...

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  • Pitaboon - Middle eastern restaurant and...

    Batumi Restaurants

    Pitaboon restaurant specialize in middle eastern food and culture, here to give you the feel of middle eastern cuisine.we serve many types of food, Shakshuka, eggplant with Tahini, Hummus and of course Falafel.We are also serving Shisha (Hookah/Nargila/Chillin) with genuine Egypt Tobacco flavors:Gold Apple, Grapes, Orange, Rose-Flowers, Gum, Mixed...

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Kazbegi

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  • A few places

    Kazbegi Restaurants

    I stopped in Café Khevi . I had shashlik and chips for 8.50L. Its just on the main street next door to cafe 5087m, basic but fine.Cafe 5087m is more upmarket if theres such a thing in Kazbegi, a beer is 5.5Lari which is a lot. And they do food altohugh i jstu stuck with beer, they also have WIFI.Theres also a small place at the start of the Gergeti...

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  • Female Travelers to Kazbegi be aware of...

    Kazbegi Warnings and Dangers

    In August we have witnessed a rape scene happening in the area, and luckily rescued a girl and reported the case to the local police. Be catious when hiking towards Sameba church, don't go alone, and don't let yourself be invited by the locals (usually dressed in casual military style) to have a drink. This can end up really bad. At night in...

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  • Warning to female travelers

    Kazbegi Warnings and Dangers

    Solo female travelers should be careful when staying in a 'guesthouse' (basically someone's free room in their house). The name of the guesthouse I stayed in was called Mariza's and here I was assaulted by a man, perhaps her son, although I'm not sure. It is a remote place and as I soon realised there wasn't much option of alternative place to go...

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Borjomi

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  • Borjomi Kharagauli National Park

    Borjomi Things to Do

    The Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park is located in central Georgia and is part of the lesser Caucasus. The park is one of the largest in Europe - it covers more than 76,000 hectares of native forest and sub-alpine and alpine meadows, home to rare species of flora and fauna.A network of trails invite visitors to experience the stunning variety of...

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  • Some info about the trails

    Borjomi Sports & Outdoors

    We met some rangers at the park, here is what they told us:The one day rout recommended by the park administration (1 then 6) is approximately 12-14 km. 1 until it changes in to 6 is 7-8 km. The steep climb is about half an hour long. The total walking upwards time is approximately 2.5 hours.The rangers hut is better than the shelter, it can...

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  • Gas Station

    Borjomi Local Customs

    Today there is no official gas station in town, what there is - is an old lady selling gas in buckets on the main road, ask the locals, they will tell you, although the rumor is that it contains some water in it...

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Sighnaghi

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  • Delicious European and Georgian dishes

    Sighnaghi Restaurants

    We had dinner and breakfast in this restaurant. Before our dinner was served, they brought us a small plate of nadughi (cheese with fresh mint) and crustini bread. Then we ate the most delicious chicken Caesar salad. My husband had veal medalions in wine sauce with mushrooms -- so tasty! I had a chicken roll stuffed with sweet peppers on a pillow...

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  • Check out Sighnaghi's ancient defensive...

    Sighnaghi Things to Do

    I've been wanting to walk along Sighnaghi's ancient city walls since the first time I laid eyes on them. Today, I finally had the chance to go exploring, only to find that the scrub brush and trees grow so thickly along the walls that it is impossible to actually do so. But I did have a lovely walk anyway. I walked out of Hotel Kabadoni and walked...

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  • More Than a Restaurant and Winery

    Sighnaghi Restaurants

    I visited Pheasant's Tears with friends for a wine tasting, and upon seeing their menu, I know I will be back some day for dinner. We sampled about five wines, all dry, but ranging from white to black, and finished the course with a shot of chacha. I'm not much of a wine drinker so I can't say much on that topic, but I loved sitting outside on...

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Vardzia

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  • Do not visit before May!

    Vardzia Tourist Traps

    I was in Georgia at the end of April 2011 and planned to visite Vardzia. The monastery complex stands between 1500 and 1700 meters of elevation in southern Georgia. We went to several other places in the country and found that everywhere, there was a lot of snow remaining at 1200 meters. I got several advices that said that it might be possible to...

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  • white minibus to Vardzia

    Vardzia Transportation

    The minibus comes from Tbilisi, ,,Didube" station,every day at 10 o'clock.It arrives there at 3 o'clock and comes back to Tbilisi the other day,at 9:20.Price:15 lari. The bus is comfortable. Drivers name is Alex. phone: 899 74 99 73.

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  • Visit Khertvisi Castle

    Vardzia Things to Do

    It is built on a cliff where two rivers join. From the 10th century. Inside you will only find cows and smell some of their products. No entrance, no other tourists. It's next to the road between Vardzia and Akhaltsikhe

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Mts'khet'a

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  • Churchkhela - the "Georgian Snickers"

    Mts'khet'a Local Customs

    A popular sweet snack in Georgia is Churchkhela.Nicknamed the "Georgian Snickers", Churchkhela is a string of nuts covered in a thickened sweet grape juice with a slightly rubbery texture.You will find them hanging outside many shops or being sold at markets, from stalls in the streets or by elderly ladies in underpasses. When they are hanging...

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  • Excellent value Georgian cuisine!

    Mts'khet'a Restaurants

    My girlfriend and I ate lunch at Old Taverna during our daytrip from Tbilisi to Mtskheta in February 2013.Old Taverna is located in a building that looks to have been renovated in recent years, just a short walk from Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Indeed, the plastic tables outside the front of the restaurant look across towards the cathedral. On a...

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  • The Fortress of Bebris Tsikhe

    Mts'khet'a Things to Do

    We paid a brief visit to The Fortress of Bebris Tsikhe ("The Elder's Fortress"; built in the 14th Century) during a day trip to Mtskheta in February 2013.This ruined castle is located a little way north of the city centre. It took us around 15 minutes to walk the 1.2km or so along Davit Aghmashenebelis qucha from Samtavro Church to reach the...

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Mestia

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  • Survival Svanuri

    Mestia Local Customs

    Svanuri's (and Georgian) not the easiest language to pronounce so i'm going to transliterate it to the best of my ability.Hello: kho-cha-la-dakhThank You: eh-wa-su-kha-riPlease: KHA-ah-maYes: aah-duNo: maa-maaGood Morning/Afternoon: kho-cha-la-dakhGood Evening: kho-cha-ley-tu-jahGood Night: kho-cha-letHow Much?: ma-zoo-ha-jesh?0: mang-wesh...

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  • Be prepared to drink a lot!

    Mestia Local Customs

    The Svans have their own potent firewater called "Chacha" (approx. 60% alcohol) made from fermented apples to fermented bread to fermented herbs.They toast 3 times. Each time for a divine entity. Can't remember who they are but one of them is definitely St. George, the patron saint of their country. On one of the toast, you're invited (and...

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  • Mii Van Travel

    Mestia Transportation

    One can get to Mestia from Tbilisi and Zugdidi by a mini van. I never traveled by these means but would assume they exist. They all go via Zugdidi. The other road is from Lentechi Kutaisi but there is not regular transport going on there.

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Gori

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  • Rustic Georgian Restaurant with Stuffed...

    Gori Restaurants

    Restaurant "Hunter" is located at 6 Stalin Avenue (It may have previously been named "Atrium"). From the stuffed animals in the front window to the skins and trophy heads on the walls inside, this restaurant screams the hunter motif. Despite what all the game might suggest, this a typical Georgian restaurant serving the standard menu of khinkali,...

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  • Bus to T'bilisi

    Gori Transportation

    Minibus to T'bilisi is 4 Lori, 1,5 hours, a shared Taxi is 5 Lori and1 hour.The bus terminal is on Chavchavadze av. about 700 meter west of Stalin av. / Stalin Square (town hall) past the theater and a big white modern building.

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  • Wounded warriors

    Gori Favorites

    At the feet of Goris Tsikhe, on a shelf stand an amazing assembly. Seven wounded Middle-Ages warrior, twice man size, sit on rocks. They are actually VERY wounded : broken chests , at least missing hands or arms,! One of them has lost both arms anf half of his skull. Another one has lost both arms, both legs and his head. That certainly refers to a...

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Udabno

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  • Inexpensive, reliable taxi option to...

    Udabno Transportation

    I shared a taxi from Tbilisi to Davit Gareja with a couple of other travellers. It cost us a very reasonable 50 US dollars (85 lari or so at the latest rate) so less than 30 lari each. We were picked up from where we all stayed in Tbilisi, taken to DG in a reasonably sturdy 4WD Subaru, and guided round for a couple of hours or maybe a bit more,...

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  • private car 120 lari for 3 people

    Udabno Transportation

    i used the services of Nana Kokiashvili (see my Sighnaghi page). Her husband took us from Sighnaghi to Davit Gareji, waited for over 2 hours, and then left us in T’bilisi, for the cost of 120 lari. I think it was reasonable, since:- the whole thing started at 9 in the morning and we jumped off in T’bilisi around 3 pm- we also had a 30 minutes stop...

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  • One Third of Jerusalem (legend)

    Udabno Favorites

    For centuries David-Gareji has been a significant religious and cultural centre. Pilgrims of various nationalities used to visit it and Georgian kings and noblemen showed Gareji monasteries special attention because the legend said that one third of Jerusalem’s spiritual treasure was kept there. According to this legend, Davit travelled to...

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Akhalts'ikhe

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  • "German" food in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia

    Akhalts'ikhe Restaurants

    If you're in Akhaltsikhe and you're getting tired of Georgian fare, check out this restaurant. It's suppose to serve German dishes. I wouldn't say the dishes are authentic German fare, but it does provide a little variety. Even if you're looking to dine on Georgian fare, this is still a good restaurant. The building is relatively new, clean and...

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  • Enjoy the brand new European spa in...

    Akhalts'ikhe Things to Do

    While the GINO Wellness Spa and Sauna is housed in the lower level of Hotel GINO Wellness Rabati, you don't have to be a guest of the hotel to use it. For hotel guests the saunas are free; for the outsider its about 30 GEL. If you're doing a lot of hiking in the region, visiting in winter season, or just want to pamper yourself, this is the place...

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  • Wander around Rabati.

    Akhalts'ikhe Things to Do

    From just about anywhere in Akhaltsikhe, you can see Rabati (old town) up on its hill with its fortress walls. Built in the 12th century, most of it was nothing but ruins up to a few years ago. Today just about everything in Rabati is new or newly refurbished. The sidewalk, road and buildings leading from the base of the hill to the entrances of...

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Ananuri

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  • New Restaurant near Ananuri Fortress

    Ananuri Restaurants

    This is a beautiful, modern restaurant, built to look like a castle, and over looking the Zhinvali Reservoir. It has at least four levels of dining areas, both indoors and out, and a beautiful front yard with a waterfall. I have not had a chance to try this restaurant but it is certainly on my list of places to try. I wanted to let people know that...

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  • Transhumance

    Ananuri Things to Do

    If you are fortunate enough to be on the Mtskheta to Ananuri road in the autumn you might witness the seasonal movement of flocks from their summer pastures to their wintering quarters. You may suddenly come upon large flocks of sheep together with goats, horses, dogs, donkeys and their shepherds as they meander (generally calmly) along the main...

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  • Church of the Assumption (part 2)

    Ananuri Things to Do

    The Church of the Assumption dates from 1689. Many of the interior frescoes have been lost except for a Last Judgement. Most of the decoration, therefore, is the stone carving on the exterior walls with crosses, dragons, angels and vines, especially rich on the south side.

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Uplistsikhe

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  • Blowing sand, slippery surfaces, and...

    Uplistsikhe Warnings and Dangers

    Just so you know... the Uplistsikhe caves were carved out of a sandstone massif, which means there is a lot of sand around that gets whipped up if there is wind. If you wear contacts bring eye drops and contact solution, or glasses in case sand gets in your eyes. I've also heard that if it rains the stone and the wooden stairs that you walk on...

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  • Driving to the caves of Uplistsikhe

    Uplistsikhe Transportation

    There are basically two ways to get to Uplistsikhe if you are driving there on your own. There is the E60/S1 highway to the north, and the Zahesi-Mtskheta-Kavtiskhevi-Gori road to the south. The E60/S1 highway is probably your most efficient route. From the E60/S1 highway, go south through Gori. Uplistsikhe is approximately 14 km from the center of...

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  • Climb up to the Caves of Uplistsikhe

    Uplistsikhe Things to Do

    Uplistsikhe comes from the words uplis (meaning ruler) and tsikhe (meaning fortress), so Uplistsikhe basically means "fortress of the ruler". It may have been lived in earlier than 1000 BC. The complex of Uplistsikhe covers a slope and the top of a sandstone massif at the edge of the Mtkvari river. It's hard to tell if caves naturally existed in...

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Bakuriani

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  • Sparse

    Bakuriani Restaurants

    If one expects to find restaurants in Bakuriani, stay in Tblisi. Meals are served in the hotels around the town. The only restaurant I found independent of hotels had inedible food. And if you are looking for nightlife, don't. Bakuriani is great for skiing, snowmobiling, and meeting very friendly people. That should be one's focus.

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  • Ski like the Georgians do!

    Bakuriani Sports & Outdoors

    Children and adults can enjoy themselves, even those who are not so sportive can relax at the many apres-ski cafe's, take a ride on a snowscooter or horsecarriage. There are 2 small ski-lifts near to the town and 1 longer ski-lift that ends on a 2150m high summit. This skilift is very modern. Rental shops are all over the place, also right at the...

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  • Authentic Georgian food at high altitude

    Bakuriani Restaurants

    We ate in the spring of 2008 at this typical Georgian restaurant, which is situated on the main road in the city center, just across the road from the tourist information centre. I didn't see many restaurants in Bakuriani when we we were walking there. I assume many hotels will serve their clients homemade food if asked. Some hotelowners may serve...

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K'ut'aisi

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  • Nice view from the Motsameta Monastery

    K'ut'aisi Things to Do

    Not far from Kutaisi, before the turn off for Gelati Monastery, is a road that takes you to an older and smaller monastery that stands on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Tskhaltsitela river gorge. This is Motsameta Monastery, founded in the 8th century. It was built in honor of Davit and Konstantin Mkheidze, dukes of Argveti, who were killed by...

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  • Besik Gabashvili Amusement Park

    K'ut'aisi Things to Do

    On the hill on the west side of the Rioni River just north of Shota Rustaveli Avenue, is a nice little amusement park with a walk-on ferris wheel and other rides. It is very shady and cool in the hot summer sun and there is a new outdoor restaurant in the southwest corner of the park. The restaurant has indoor seating in rooms of various sizes if...

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  • Gelati Monastery

    K'ut'aisi Things to Do

    The Gelati Monastery consists of several buildings including the large Cathedral of the Virgin, a smaller church of St. George (mid-13th century), a belfry (late 13th century), a natural spring, and an archeological site with medieval wine qveris, a south gate (early 12th century) where you can see King David the Builder's gravestone, under which...

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