$190 / Person
Martvili Canyon or also it is called as Gochkadili Canyon is one of the amazing places in Georgia. It is among the list of ten Georgian natural monuments. White limestone rocks, where made its route river Abasha back in Mesozoic age. Herbivorous and predaceous creatures here were wondering millions of years ago. And on the river bed were discovered traces of ancient marine reptiles – mesosaurs. On the territory of canyon is preserved great number of calcified remains of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs. The age of these findings is more than 75 mln. years and this is the third such large-scaled finding throughout the world. The length of canyon is 2400 meters and the depth 20-40 m. In the middle of it is a 12 meters height beautiful waterfall. Martvili canyon is interesting not only with its prehistoric pas, but it is just beautiful and everything is mentioned by it. Here you can enjoy with a beauty of the wonder of nature, have a boat trip into the labyrinths of canyon and in some places and even you may have a bath in it.
Martvili Monastery was constructed in the late 7th century upon the roots of the old oak tree and was named in honor of Saint Andrew who preached Christianity and converted the pagans across the Samegrelo region. There was a scriptorium in the monastery. Collection of manuscripts created here is in safe keeping at the National Center of Manuscripts. Invasions of Turks and Arabs have damaged it considerably, and due to that, in the X century, the church was substantially overhauled by the king of the Abkhaz, Giorgi II (923-957). New support of the dome was made, outer walls were added, burial vault was leaned to. The painting of the monastery was performed in the XVI-XVII centuries by orders of Odishi rulers. To the north of the main cathedral, on the fence stands three-level minuscule cross-dome type church of Chikvani constructed of cut stones.
The summer residence of Dadiani in the village Salkhino is truly distinguished. The palace is situated near the home of Ojaleshi (variety of wine grape) on the bank of river Tsachkhura, which is famed for its fine trout. The plan of palace, with its ground-floor wine vessel, oaken posts, and handsomely ornamented arch, fully justifies the name of palace Salkhino, which means “Festive”. The idea of building a palace of this kind, on this spot, could only have come to a Prince such as Levan Dadiani, who spent all his life in feasting and singing. The garden was designed by an Italian designer Zeb Lambert. In the end of the garden there is a wine cellar built in the 18th century.
Tour duration 5-6 hours
Prices for 1-4 person 100 Gel
5-7 Person 140
Meetup at the city center