Kutaisi, is the third largest city of Georgia, a capital of western region of Georgia, Imereti. For centuries, Kutaisi repeatedly served as a residence of Kings of Georgia starting from antique age till middle ages.
Due to its important role historically, Kutaisi was a significant cultural center with famous Gelati monastery & academy, a number of theaters and museums including museum of famous Georgian painter Davit Kakabadze; a university named after Georgian poet Akaki Tsereteli; Bagrati Cathedral is a 11th century church, which was build by the King Bagrat III, nowadays a UNESCO cultural heritage site and one of the symbols of the city. Other notable attractions are famous Imeretian cuisine, rich of herbal dressings; grottoes, canyons and spa resorts located in the surroundings of the city create a unique opportunity for the travelers seeking for contrastive nature-exploration experience and spectacular landscapes.
Nowadays Kutaisi is a home to cheap direct flights connecting Europe, thus increasing it’s popularity as a tourist destination.