Kutaisi – Old Capital of Georgia. Foundation of Kutaisi traces back to more than 3500 years.
The capital of Imereti, is Georgia’s second largest city after Tbilisi.
Kutaisi has a rich and fascinating history, much of which is apparent to visitors.
Kutaisi has international Airport “Kopitnari” (also known as David the Builder Kutaisi international Airport) where Wizz Air flies to and from Budapest, Kiev, Warsaw, Vilnius, Donetsk, Kharkov and Katowice . There are flights from Moscow (Ural Airlines and S7), Minsk (Belavia) and Tbilisi as well.
The magnificent churches of Bagrati and Gelati – both UNESCO world heritages sites – testify to the importance of the region.
Bagrati Cathedral-The construction of Bagrati Cathedral, named after Bagrat III – the first king of a united Georgia, started at the end of the 10th century and was completed in the early years of the 11th century.
Gelati Monastery-The cathedral is situated 11 km westwards from Kutaisi. The Gelati Monastery, with its main buildings erected between the 12th and 17th centuries, was an important religious, cultural and educational center of Georgia.
King David the Builder, the most celebrated King of Georgia, is buried in the yard of the monastery.
•Bagrati – XI century cathedral church in the city of Kutaisi
•Gelati – XII century cathedral
•Sataflia – cave with dinosaur footsteps
Martvili Canyon is located just half an hour driving time from Kutaisi. Small city of Martvili, Martvili district is truly one of the greatest places in Georgia – combining unique natural environment with historical monuments. It is a place with lots of waterfalls and sky blue water! You can lend a boat with a boatman and he will take you to unforgettable journey between high rocks in Canyon.
Near the Martvili are two places on Okatse river. Metal construction pathway with length of 800 meters is attached to the rock about 50 meters above canyon and while you are walking you can enjoy the nature and beautiful views of Okatse River.
Kinchkha waterfall is almost 70 meters high and while it flows down it makes little oases in the river valley. From Okatse canyon its 5 km and takes about 15 minutes by car.