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Imereti Region





Kutaisi

Kutaisi, the capital of Imereti, is Georgia's second largest city after Tbilisi. The first settlements of the city appeared in the place, where the river Rioni's deep and narrow valley turns into the plain. Kutaisi is among the world's ancient cities. Ancient Greek mythology and historical sources ascribe it to the Minoan Era (XVII-XV centuries BC.). From ancient times and in the feudal era Kutaisi intensively kept the status of the first city in Western Georgia (Kolkheti, Egrisi, Lazeti). In the VI century, as the capital of Egrisi - Kutaisi was the place of warfare for Persians and Byzantines. However, with the help of the Christian Byzantines Georgians have retrieved the town. Since VIII c. it was the capital of the united kingdom of Egrisi and Abkhazia. In the X c. the function of the city has increased and in the year of 978 the royal throne of the united Georgia was established in Kutaisi and Bagrat III was crowned as the King. As the symbol of United Georgia he has built the magnificent Bagrati Cathedral. Kutaisi was the capital of the united Georgia for 124 years. During the reign of David the Builder, the unique architectural monument - Gelati Monastery was built near the town and the high educational School-Academy was established. Despite the loss of status of the first city, Kutaisi never lost its significant place in Georgian history, it is still cultural, educational and tourist center.

Attractions of Imereti Region

Bagrati Cathedral

Bagrati Cathedral

Katskhi Pillar

Katskhi Pillar

Gelati Monastery - Imereti Region

Gelati Monastery - Imereti Region

Motsameta Monastery

Motsameta Monastery

Okatse Canyon

Okatse Canyon

Sataplia Nature Reserve

Sataplia Nature Reserve

896 EUR

Wonders of Georgia - Tour in Georgia 10 Days
5.0
From 2 Review
Private tour
10 Days

765 EUR

The best of Georgia 7 Days Tour
Private tour
7 Days

879 EUR

Cultural Roots of Georgia
Private tour
8 Days

1510 EUR

Georgian Wine Tour And Georgian Cuisine
Private tour
9 Days

1190 EUR

Georgian Mountains Tour 8 days
Private tour
8 Days

1300 EUR

Tour to Svaneti - Svaneti tour 8 Days
5.0
From 1 Review
Private tour
8 Days

147 EUR

Sataplia and Prometheus Caves Day Tour
5.0
From 1 Review
Private tour
1 Days

880 EUR

Tour in Georgia - Georgian City Life
5.0
From 5 Review
Group tour
8 Days

980 EUR

Azerbaijan and Georgia Tour (8 days)
5.0
From 1 Review
Group tour
8 Days

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