This icity is the capital of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti area. The name Zugdidi means a large hill in English. Zugdidi was the capital of Mingrelia until year 1867. In 1993, the government of the first President of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia was located in this city.

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1. Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum

In year 1839, David Dadiani founded his Family Museum. It is one of the oldest museums in the area and currently hosts more than 41 thousand different items from different ages. Some of the interesting things that are kept at the museum include Napoleon’s library, Napoleon’s personal letters as well as silver utensils and Porcelains.


2. Ganmukhuri and Anaklia

Ganmukhuri and Anaklia are two resorts in the black Sea that are connected by a 552-meter pedestrian bridge. The resort attracts tourists because of its sandy beaches and quiet resorts, peaceful boulevards, hotels, water parks as well as its yacht clubs.


3. Kolkheti National Park

This National Park is built in order to preserve the wetland ecosystem Kolkheti that of great international importance. This National Park offers boat tours in Lake Paliastomi and Pichori River as well as fishing, bird watching and eco-friendly educational tours. Tours take place throughout the year.


4. Kuakantsalia

This Rock is placed in a pile of limestone at Tsalenjikha and is located 27 kilometers from Zugdidi.


5. Khobi Monastery

This Monastery dates back to the thirteenth and fourteenth century and it is located in Nojikhevi village, 30 kilometers away from Zugdidi. The church is decorated with beautiful frescoes. During the Middle Ages Khobi Monastery served as Headquarters of the Georgian Diocese of Georgia. This area will be specially attractive for tourists who are interested in Archaeology.


6. Skuri

The area is well known for its mineral waters and has many healing properties. You can find a white castle dating back to the first to the third century inside the beautiful Skuri Valley here.


7. Otsindale Complex

Otsindale Complex is located 640 meters above sea level and overlooks beautiful valley of Kolkheti. This complex contains a church dating back to the eleventh century. Also, it houses a tower complex dating back to the eighth century.


8. Shurubumu

Shurubumu reflects the beauty of the natural world. The area is covered with lush mosses and thousands of years old trees. In this area you can find a cave that has numerous stalactites and stalagmites.


9. Canyon of Intsra

This Cave is located inside the field River Instra. Inside the cave you can find numerous stalactites and stalagmites as well. The water that flows out of the cave has created a beautiful 26 meter high waterfall.


10. Inguri Dam

Inguri Dam is the second long arched concrete dam in the world. This dam was built in year 1970 as part of Inguri power plant.

You can also visit other interesting places in Georgia like Touristic Gori, where you can see beautiful nature as well as interesting archaeology feats.