Imereti



Imereti - opens the door to western Georgia with a wonderful landscape and particular hospitality.

It’s one of the historical - geographical sides of Western Georgia. With the great importance, it’s also the historical name of the Western Georgia, as well as ancient Colchis, Egrisi , Abkhazia. These cities, from the ancient times due to their favorable geographic locations, had a great strategic, economic and political importance. The region is full of important historical monuments, such as: the city-state of Kutaisi, the Bagrat Cathedral, the Gelati Monastery complex, the city-castle Geguti, the Motsameta monastery ensemble, antique period of Shorapani Fortress, the ruined city of Vani. These Antiquities attracted foreign visitors and travelers, who have spread the name of Georgian country and its culture throughout the world.

Imereti region is rich with flora and fauna. The forest area consists of 250 000 hectare of the territory, which are nicely connected with mountain landscape. The maximum highness is 2850 meter above sea level. You can meet here coniferous and mixed forest together with deciduous forest, representative fauna characterized for Caucasus.Ecological cleanness and wild nature makes it interesting for traveler. Such zones are: Sataplia, Ajameti, Mukhnari, Vani, Chiatura, Bagdadi and especially Borjomi-Kharagauli Park, which expends on the 240 00 hectare territory and is the richest with flora and fauna. Tourism and recreational zones are the territories where nowadays are Tkibuli, Shaori and Rionhesi reservoirs. Except the big lakes in Imereti we also meet the natural lakes on the 1000 and 1500 meter above sea level.

Territory of Imereti, as well as total Georgia, is represented with historical-cultural monuments of antique, late and early Christianity age. Each of them is the un exhaust sources for tourists groups and specialists. Only in Imereti Region are more than 250 such monuments.



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