You have a wonderful opportunity to visit Kutaisi, one of the oldest city in Georgia. It was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis. There is a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) with a well-defined on-shore/monsoonal flow (characteristic of the Colchis Plain) during the Autumn and Winter months. Kutaisi is surrounded bydeciduousforests to the northeast and the northwest.
YOU WILL VISIT:
v Prometheus Cave - Discovered in Imereti region in 1984, Prometheus Cave is one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking examples of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes.
v Gelati Monastery - The Gelati Monastery, whose main buildings were erected between the 12th and 17th centuries, is a well-preserved complex, with wonderful mosaics and wall paintings. The cathedral and monastery represent the flowering of medieval architecture in Georgia. It is UNESCO World heritage site.
v Church of Saint Martyrs of David and Konstantine - Little Motsameta monastery sits on a spectacular clifftop promontory above a bend of the Tskhaltsitela River, 6km from Kutaisi, 1.8km off the Gelati road. The river’s name, ‘Red Water’, derives from an 8th-century Arab massacre. Among the victims were the brothers Davit and Konstantin Mkheidze, dukes of Argveti.
v Bagrat Temple - the greatest cultural and architectural monument of Georgia, was constructed in the 10 th – 11 th centuries in the days of Bagrat III, a Georgian tsar (975-1014), the progenitor of the Bagrationi princes.