We leave the Caucasus Mountains this morning heading to West Georgia .En-route we visit Ulistsikhe-ancient town with palaces, hallways, streets and amphitheatres carved into the massive mountain slope. Established in the 2nd millennium B.C as a pagan temple-town, it later became an important base for traders on the Silk Road, on their way from China to Europe.
For lunch we visit the village of Ateni- one of the Georgia’s famous wine-making micro-zones where the vines are trained to grow in a vertical manner on pergola type structures. Here we have chance to enjoy wine-tasting and cookery classes at the house of local art-master.
We arrive in the town of Kutaisi in the early evening. Time permitting, we may take a gentle stroll towards Bagrati Cathedral (11th c.)-one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Georgia erected on the remains of the ancient acropolis of Colchis-gold-rich kingdom of West Georgia in the 2nd-1st millennia B.C
For our dinner we taste local delicacies : Khachapuri ( home-made Imeruli cheese melted inside yoghurt dough) and Satsivi(Organic, grass-fed chicken cooked in walnut sauce & Georgian spices )
Overnight in Kutaisi
Included meals :Breakfast.Lunch,Dinner