Duration: 12 hours
Route: Batumi – Kutaisi city – Prometheus Cave
Tour type: private or group excursion / by bus
Kutaisi was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis.
It is cozy and quiet city, with fascinating atmosphere and monuments of historic architecture, ancient monasteries,
temples and richest archaeological museums and other sites under the protection of UNESCO. The rich history of the city
allowed to become one of the most controversial places today. We will try to introduce you to the most interesting sights,
not only within the city, but also in the surrounding area.
Sightseeing tour around Kutaisi includes visits to the following sites:
Kutaisi city center
Lunch at the restaurant
Bagrati Cathedral is a jewel of medieval architecture built in the eleventh century. One of the biggest religious sites in the country. The cathedral was commissioned by King Bagrat III and still carries his name today. Gelati Monastery, situated near Bagrati, was built in 1106 by King David IV, also known as David the Builder in Georgian history. The Monastery also features the burial site of the king. Gelati used to be one of the earliest educational institutions; it had an academy on premises. Since 1994, both Bagrati and Gelati are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites as a single entity. Motsameta church - this little monastery has very beautiful views over the gorge of the river Tskhastsitela. To make your dearest wish come true, simply crawl three times under the tomb of two martyrs. Locals say that it never fails! Prometheus Cave. The cave’s history goes back to the Greek myth of Prometheus chained in the Caucasus and the Argonauts’ voyage to Colchis for the Golden Fleece. You have also possibility to float on boats through the cave.
SPECIAL NOTE: Dear guests you can choose Sataplia Cave instead of Prometheus Cave.
Sataplia Nature Reserve is Famous for dinosaur footprints and speleothems, Sataplia has undergone a major refurbishment in the past decade. The cave is 900 meters long, 10 meters high and 12 meters wide, boasting lit stalagmites and stalactites that enhance the natural beauty of it.
Traditional lunch at the local restaurant. Arrival to Batumi in the evening.