Location: 366 km to the east of Batumi
Tbilisi - the capital of Georgia - is distinguished by its ancient culture and history. According to legend, back in the 5th century AD, while King Vakhtang Gorgasali was hunting, his falcon began to chase a pheasant. The pheasant fell into a hot spring, and King Vakhtang and his followers noticed the steam rise from the spring. Due to the abundance of hot springs in the area, the king then declared that a city must be built there. That city was Tbilisi. Tbilisi has a variety of interesting sightseeing opportunities. Of particular interest to visitors are the sulfur baths and the old city.
Tbilisi is also home to the famous and beautiful Narikala Castle, as well as several ancient churches, which are located along both banks of the Mtkvari River. Each place in Tbilisi has something unique to share with its guests.
Mtatsminda Mountain and Park is an essential part of any visit to Tbilisi. The park has numerous entertainment centers, amusement rides, and several restaurants. Visitors can enjoy a drink and a beautiful view of Tbilisi after riding up to Mtatsminda Park on the funicular.
Sameba Cathedral is one of the most noticeable buildings in Tbilisi. It is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church. In a country that is over 80% Christian, Sameba Cathedral is a very significant place for the Georgian people.
Tbilisi has a lot to offer those who are both interested in modern urban lifestyle as well as intrigued by ancient culture and history. Alongside its numerous restaurants, shopping centers, Tbilisi is also home to several historic buildings and landmarks.