Discover Samegrelo – beautiful part of Georgia in the country’s west
22 August, 2018
Discover Samegrelo – beautiful part of Georgia in the country’s west
Samegrelo is in the western part of Georgia. Its unique nature, cuisine and language must be experienced whilst visiting Georgia. The beautiful scenery, spicy food and a dialect of the Georgian language, the Megrelian language will surprise every visitor to Samegrelo.
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Zugdidi Botanical Garden, Photo courtesy: www.radioatinati.ge

Zugdidi – is one of the major cities in Samegrelo. The city served as the administration centre of the first President of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia and the Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia.
There visitors can visit the Botanical Garden and the Zugdidi Shalva Dadiani –the State Drama Theatre both established in the 19th century. The infrastructure within the city is well-developed including cafes and restaurants which serve local dishes.
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Dadiani Palace, Photo courtesy: www.intermedia.ge

Dadiani Palace - is located in Zugdidi. It was founded by the ruler of Samegrelo Levan II Dadiani. It served as the residence of successive Dadiani rulers. The palace includes the Queen’s Palace, the Prince’s Palace, the Botanical Gardens and the Kari Church (the first stone church in the region). The Palaces provide a museum and library which preserve the monuments of cultural heritage including the Holy vesture of the Virgin Mary and objects related to the Emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte. The palace complex is considered to be one of the most attractive monuments in Georgia.
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Martvili Monastery, Photo courtesy: www.sites.google.com

Martvili – is a small town in Samegrelo. There is a monastery situated upon its highest hill and constructed in the 7th century. It was named after Saint Andrew who preached Christianity and converted the pagans across the Samegrelo region. Its construction is related to an oak tree worshipped as an idol of fertility. In the 10th century, the monastery was reconstructed and at present it preserves frescos of the 14th, 16th and 17th centuries.
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Martvili Canyon, photo courtesy: www.reginfo.ge

Balda and Martvili CanyonsMartvili canyon used to be a bathing place for the Dadiani family. Waterfalls and green water provide a breathtaking view. The canyon can be experienced via boat as well as on walking tours. Balda canyon is another wonderful place for swimming and relaxing in Samegrelo. There is also the Kaghu waterfall at Balda canyon. It is considered a masterpiece of nature.
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Balda Canyon, Photo courtesy: www.travelingeorgia.ge

First photo courtesy: www.blog.turebi.ge

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