Chreli Abano Sulfur Bath in Tbilisi

Updated: 11 November, 2021 seen 300

Chreli Abano is a sulfur bath located in the Tbilisi Bath district of Abanotubani. 

We have been heading to these baths a lot in the past (back in 2011-2013), since then we have changed our location, visiting other, not so fancy ones on Kyiv street, but lately again, we have started to visit sulfur bathhouses in the old town district.

As they are many, I will try to give a quick recap of all of them, though after revisiting Chreli Abano sufur bath in Tbilisi, seems I will stick with it for awhile. 

Chreli abano sulfur bath in Tbilisi
Chreli Abano sulfur bath in Tbilisi

Located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fort across Metekhisubani, Abanotubani is an important historic part of the city — the place, where according to a legend the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to founding of a new capital.

Inside interior at Chreli Abano
Inside interior at Chreli Abano

Chreli Abano has gone through the renovation and is completely different than it was back in 2012. 

Nice private rooms are available, starting from GEL 50 per hour

Sulfur bath in Tbilisi
Sulfur bath in Tbilisi

We paid GEL 70 fo this little but nice room with a sulfur pool + additionally ordered some tea, jam and other goodies

Drinking tea at the sulfur bath
Drinking tea at the sulfur bath
Chreli Abano sheets
Sheets with Chreli Abano logo

The Bottom Line

Cherli Abano is once again my favorite bathhouse in Tbilisi. If you happen to be in the area - highly recommend it.