Kutaisi (2days tour)

                                                                                                                 Kutaisi 


DAY 1

Trip to Kutaisi, a city in western Georgia. Is Georgia's parliamentary capital from 2012 year.Located on both banks of the Rioni River,  at an altitude of 125-300 meters above sea level. At 22 km from the city is located Kopitnari airport. Distance from Tbilisi railway, as well as on the motorway is 220 km, 100 to Poti and Batumi 150 km.

Visit the Temple of Bagrat

храм, возведённый в Кутаиси в правление Баграта III как главный собор его единого Грузинского королевства и освящённый в честь Успения Богородицы в 1003 году.

Величественный по размерам и пропорциям храм стал принципиально новым словом в истории закавказского зодчества, был пышно украшен резьбой и мозаиками и играл исключительную роль в средневековой истории Грузии. В частности, именно здесь был коронован  Давид IV Строитель.

Во время нападения турок в 1691 году взрыв пороха разрушил кровлю и купол собора, впоследствии не восстанавливавшегося. В 1770 году артиллерия русского генерала Тотлебена уничтожила Кутаисскую крепость и всю восточную часть храма Баграта.

В 1994 году храм Баграта был внесён ЮНЕСКО в число объектов Всемирного наследия, в 2001 году передан Грузинской православной церкви, которая периодически проводила в руинах богослужения.

Gelati


Gelati is a medieval monastery complex near Kutaisi, Imereti region in western Georgia. A masterpiece of the Golden Age of Georgia, Gelati was founded in 1106 by King David IV of Georgia and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Historically, Gelati was one of the main cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia. She had the Academy which employed some of the most famous Georgian scientists, theologians and philosophers, many of whom had previously been active at various orthodox monasteries abroad, such as the monastery of Mangana in Constantinople. Among the scientists were famous scholars as Ioane Petritsi and Arsen Ikaltoeli. Due to the extensive work carried out by the Academy of Gelati, people of the time called it "a new Hellas" and "a second Athos.

Gelati Monastery has preserved a large number of murals and manuscripts dating from the 12th to the 17th century. Khakhuli triptych was enshrined in Gelati until being stolen in 1859. The Gelati is the burial place of the founder and one of the greatest kings of Georgia David IV. Near the tomb of King David are the gates of Ganja, which were taken as a trophy by King Demetrius I of Georgia in 1138.

After that, you will stay in a hotel for the night

DAY 2

Sataplia Karst cave



Karst caves of Sataplia in western Georgia, in Tsqaltubo Municipality, 10 km from Kutaisi, in the north-west direction. The caves are located on the territory of Sataplia State Reserve. The absolute height of the caves varies from 275 to 405 meters. Rich in both  flora and fauna. The  area is located Colchis forests with relict and endemic plants, as well as traces of dinosaurs. In the reserve are two main interestingness: caves and dinosaur footprints. This is something that concerns the cultivated part of it. Still there is the crater of an extinct volcano and the Stone Age man in the parking lot of the White cave. .

The name "Sataplia" can be translated as "honey" once lived wild bees, but have gone missing in these parts. Probably scared away tourists.

Prometheus Cave


Prometheus Cave is one of the natural wonders of Georgia and one of the largest in the world and has many underground rivers. It was discovered in 1984. Its unique features include a variety of rooms and landscape diversity. It was formed four different layers at different stages of development of the Earth, and visitors can take a trip through the historic area on foot or by boat. Prometheus Cave is one of the most popular international tourist caves, and includes different types of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, frozen waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers and lakes. A cluster of six caves is significantly different from each other in size and unique shape of fossilized flowstones find. Golden Fleece cave meets all the requirements of international tourism level.

Visitors can enjoy a boat tour on the 280 meters underground lake in the cave.

 

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