«Kutaisi city, Prometheus Cave & Martvili Canyon»

Duration: 13 hours
Route: Batumi – Kutaisi city – Prometheus Cave – Martvili Canyon
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 Prometheus Cave
Bagrati Cathedral Martvili Canyon
Gelati Monastery 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.
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.
Visiting one of the unique site of Georgia - Martvili Canyons. Over millions of years, the water has created breathtaking gorge limestone rocks, reaching a depth of 40 meters, at the bottom of which actually the river flows. The total length of the canyon is one kilometer available to reach. In the upper part of the canyon, you can take a boat trip and reach the very beginning with 7-meter-high powerful waterfall.
Traditional lunch at the local restaurant. Arrival to Batumi in the evening.