6Day: To the Cultural Hub of the West, Kutaisi
Today, we continue our journey through the enchanting landscapes of the Mtkvari Valley, en route to the Sapara Monastery. The Sapara Monastery stands majestically in the mountains, a testament to centuries of spiritual dedication. With its impressive architecture and secluded location, it offers a unique atmosphere of tranquility and contemplation.
Along the route, passing the healing resort town of Borjomi, our journey's allure persists, leading us to the vibrant city of Kutaisi – Georgia's third-largest city, once renowned as the mythical land of the Colchis Kingdom. This region carries the enchantment of bygone eras, when brave Argonauts set sail in search of the legendary Golden Fleece.
Today, you witness this rich heritage come alive at the impressive Colchis Fountain, nestled in the heart of Kutaisi. This fountain serves as a symbol of connection between past and present, eloquently narrating the legends and tales of the ancient Colchis Kingdom.
A leisurely stroll through the central park and bustling streets guides us to the elegant White Bridge, an architectural gem linking both banks of the Rioni River. Here, you'll have the opportunity to relish the stunning views of the river and the city.
In the evening, a delightful dinner awaits you at an intriguing restaurant, where you can savor regional specialties like Pkhali (nut-based appetizers) or Shkmeruli (chicken in garlic sauce).