Imereti located in the central part of west Georgia. From east Georgian region Shida Kartli Imereti is divided by Likhi range, from Samtskhe-Javakheti – by Meskheti range, from Racha-Lechkhumi, which borders Imereti from the north – Nakerala range, and from Samegrelo on the west – by Tskhenistskali river, from the south-west region is bordered by Guria. Capital and the biggest city of Imereti is Kutaisi. The main river of Imereti is Rioni, well known from ancient Greek sources as river Pazisi. Climate in Imereti is humid and warm. East and north parts of the region are in mountains and mostly covered by forests, west lowland part doesn’t have much forests. For tourists mostly interesting is town Kutaisi itself, and located near Kutaisi Gelati monastery, which is listed by UNESCO as world heritage site, together with Bagrati cathedral. Beside cultural heritage, very interesting is Imereti caves protected area– which consists of Sataplia reserve, Kumistavi caves and Navenakhevi caves. For ecotourism is also very interesting Borjomi-Kharagauli national park and for archaeological tours – Vani ancient town.

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Places of interest

  • Kutaisi
  • Vani ancient town
  • Geguti
  • Tskaltubo
  • Sairme