DESCRIPTION: Discover the ancient city from where the kings ruled the region. Also known as the Argonauts’ destination in Greek mythology. Explore stalactites and stalagmites in Prometheus Cave.
At 08:00, we will pick you up from your hotel in Tbilisi.
Take the highway to the west of Georgia. Pass via the Likhi Ridge, also known as the Rikoti Pass, which connects Georgia's east and west. Nature and climate are changing significantly here. We will pass the Surami village, famous for its Honey Bread, and Shrosha village, where you can buy local ceramic crafts, including clay pots, jars, and Kvevris (large earthenware vessels used for the fermentation, storage and ageing of traditional Georgian wine).
Arrive at Kutaisi, the ancient city with a history dating back around 3500 years. The earliest records of Kutaisi can be found in the Myth of the Argonauts from Greek mythology.
Visit the Gelati Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Georgia. Symbol of Georgia's "Golden Age," which depicts economic expansion and political strength between the 11th and 13th centuries. Built by King David the Builder's order.
Continue to Motsameta monastery, a charming 11th-century clifftop monastery nestled in lush greenery. Explore the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites made by nature at Prometheus Cave near Kutaisi. Only six of the 22 halls are open to visitors: Argonauts Hall, Kolkheti Hall, Medea Hall, Love Hall, Prometheus Hall, and Iberia Hall. Natural Monument is 40 meters below sea level and 1.8 kilometres long.
Return to Tbilisi. Drop off at your hotel.