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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Its one of the great place at kutaisi that you should see,great lanscape, great monastry , so much relaxing

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of okay. We combined this with the tour of kutaisi which was worth visiting. You may ask your tour operator to include other places nearly instead of this...

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Somewhat off the beaten track (you'll need a car or taxi for the 15 min journey from Kutaisi town but a real delight to find this fascinating complex still in active use. A slight sense of decay adds to the sense of tradition.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank OnwardTraveller
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Gelati Monastery is a huge medieval monastic complex comprising 3 churches all built during the 12-14 century are located on top of mountains with beautiful sceneries all round.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank jonih916
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Quietly hidden in the hills around Kutaisi, this is a fabulous, historic place. Wonderful views and well worth a visit. There is a "voluntary" fee/tip at the entrance / parking lot.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank taqqie
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Although the monastery is under going extensive renovations its still open to visit. The outside is currently being re constructed so lots of scaffolding and workmen. Inside is just breathtaking. Depicting Christian history through simple but effect paintings on every part of the inside that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to these Caves. The entrance fee to these impressive Caves is well worth it as the caves are spectacular and your ticket includes a very knowledgeable local guide. The stalagmites and stalactites are some of the best we have seen...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

A place with a rich history, where you can quietly relive.The atmosphere is very pleasant. From here on top you have an impressive view of the surrounding landscapes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cocosatu C
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We went there by taxi from Kutaisi. It was a short route between the hills. In there, you can find three churches, one of the oldest belfry and David the Builder grave with the oldest sentence written in the Georgian language. Plus, there is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Gelati monastery,a masterpiece of the Georgian Golden Age was founded in 1106 by King David IV of Georgia and is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Date of experience: October 2018
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T K
Athens, Greece
Day trip from Kutaisi (3 Replies)
Hi all Bagrati Cathedral Motsameta Monastery Gelati Monastery Prometheus Cave Sataplia Martvili and Okatse canyons and waterfalls. Are all these places doable in one day in July with a privet car with driver? With 20 to 60 minutes spend in each (and 120 in Prometheus Cave). Can you estimate the cost? Thanks
June 20, 2018|
Response fromDaily-Tours-Georgia|
Hi, It is not doable to visit all these places in one day. You can try but you will not have time for Okatse or Martvili or both after visiting monasteries and caves. The tour to Prometheus may start late as you can not go there any time. Sataplia is the same, so you may need more than one hour for each place. Driving half hour between each place. For Martvili you need one hour but Okatse may takes 2 hours if you will not take a local jeep and you go there hiking. By jeep you gain half an...More
BudzCasti
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Georgia Itinerary - 4 days (3 Replies)
Hi guys. I'd like to pick your brains on our planned trip this February. 1st day: Uplistsiche Cave Town Stalin Museum Gori Fortress 2nd day: Gelati Monastery Okatse Canyon Prometheus Cave 3rd day: Gudauri Ski Resort Last day: Holy Trinity Cathedral Narikala Bridge of Peace Tbilisi Funicular Railway And is it adviseable to rent a car going around? Hows road safety? Thanks
December 13, 2015|
Response fromitsmeice|
Hi BudzCasti...hows your visit to Georgia? Im planning to go there by mid April and I'd like to do the same daily plan as yours. May I know how or what mode of transpo did u use? and what about accommodation? Any help/ideas/suggestions you can share are very much appreciated. thanks a lot.
Tiberius
Visiting Georgia in March - General questions and Itinerary (1 Replies)
Hi, My girlfriend and I are planning a 10day/9nights trip to Georgia in the second half of March (16th-25th) and would love some input from the community. We like culture, historic buildings, local food and nature. We are currently living in a mountainous country with plenty of snow etc, so we are not going to Georgia to see snow/ski etc, we get plenty of this at home. Considering the time of the year; how would you recommend we travel through the country? We would like to keep the...More
November 14, 2018|
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You have 9 questions in your post and none of them has a concrete answer. For example this one: "How much should I expect to pay for a car with driver/guide for a day?" How many km? One day non-stop driving? What kind of car? Going from where to where? So this one question is impossible to answer if you don't answer 4 questions yourself in advance. I think you need to restart the whole thing all over again.