The state’s beautiful region in the west Georgia .Archeological excavations in the area prove that people lived in Imereti even in Paleolithic era. The territory had had significant and strategic – cultural importance for centuries .famous “silk road” crossed the region and connected eastern and western countries.
The region area covers 6552 square kilometers, population – 700 000 men. Forest area spreads on 250 000 hectares. Maximal height from sea level is 2850 meter.
Imereti is a special region as there are 333 historical monuments. Those monuments have created an obvious picture of specifically rich cultural-historical development of the region since antic period to current days .
There are lots of natural, cultural and architectural monuments in Imereti . the most important among them are : Vani antic period ruins , Motsameta monastery ( VIII century ) , Katskhi column ( middle ages ) and so on . The region is well known for its hospitality.
- Mghvimevi monastery
- Motsameta monastery
- Bagrati monastery
- Gelati monastery and academy
- Ubisa church (X-XI)
- St George church
- Geguti castle(XII)
- Three staged waterfall
- Katskkhi column (middle ages )
- Vani ruins
- Sakazhia, kumistavi and Chakhati caves
- Sataplia cave
- Shorapani castle
- Bugeuli Church (XIV-XV)