: Ateni, Chiatura, Katskhi, Zeda Sazano
Ateni, Chiatura, Katskhi, Zeda Sazano
On your to Western Georgia you will pass some of the most interesting sites in Georgia.
In order to make this day unforgettable, you do not take the fastest way, but the less common one via the Upper Imereti Road. Following this road you arrive in the industrial city Chiatura, which is neither touristy nor beautiful, but definitely very interesting.
Due to its location in a narrow valley and surrounded by steep mountains, it was not easy to bring the workers to the manganese mines and the material back from there. This is why the Soviets built more than 70 cable cars, several of which are still in use today. If the cable cars are running and you're not afraid of heights, let's have a ride with the «flying coffins» (this is the way the locals call their ropeways).
You continue your trip to see the Katskhi Pillar, a huge monolith of limestone, which towers above the surrounding forests and hills with its 40 meters. On top of the stone column there is a small church, which is obviously difficult to access.
At one of the most beautiful wineries in Georgia you enjoy your evening: You can bake traditional Georgian bread in the Tone oven, taste delicious wines and enjoy a decent dinner.
- $$ Sazano Wine Cellar & Hotel
- $ Sazano Wine Cellar & Hotel