Georgia is such an amazing country. If you’re looking for an emerging destination to visit then consider this European country. I visited Georgia as a solo in March 2018 and spent 10 days seeing the best of the country.
Listed below is my Georgia itinerary and the total costs of my trip. For a more comprehensive guide visit the Solo Travel in Georgia destination guide.
My first stop was Kutaisi in the west of the country. When you fly into Georgia you either fly into Tbilisi or Kutiasi. Kutasi is the airport for the low-cost carriers. I flew from Milan to Kutaisi with Wizz Air (as I was already on the road)
Kutaisi is the place to see the Bagrati Monastery, an 11th century monastery which is free to enter. It is situated on a hillside with great views of the river below. If you don’t mind walking it’s easily walkable from the city. If you have time, visit the Botanical Gardens that are nearby too.
There is also a State History Museum which was closed during the hours that I was there. It looks small but is one of the must-sees here. The city has some interesting monuments as you walk around. Make sure to see the red-coloured building near the market which stands out from the rest of the city,
You can do day trips from Kutaisi, such as the Okatse Canyon and Kinchkha Waterfall or see the Prometheus Cave, one of the countrys' natural wonders and just 20km from Kutaisi. The Gelati Monastery is a medieval complex a bit further out from the city so you’ll have to take a bus or taxi to get there.
I spent 2 nights here visiting the Bagrati Monastery and wandering around the city (which doesn’t take long). You can visit Kutaisi on a day trip from Tbilisi so you don’t need to stay here if you prefer to just stay in one place.
Accommodation in Kutaisi
I stayed at The Kiev Kutaisi Hotel in the historic centre. It’s walkable to the Bagrati Cathedral and is an easy stroll from the picturesque river. The rooms are big and come with their own private bathroom. There is complimentary tea, coffee, wine and even brandy! As I was due to arrive in the early hours of the morning I requested a transfer with my hotel. My flight was delayed by 2 hours but my transfer was still waiting for me.
- Prices from £19 per night for a double room with a private bathroom
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This hotel is budget accommodation but has everything you need. If you prefer more comfort click on the link below for all accommodation.