Lakes

Shaori Reservoir

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Shaori Reservoir is an artificial lake located in the region of Racha, Georgia  - some 170 km northwest of the capital Tbilisi. I first visited it in mid-October 2022, during our first trip to Racha The Shaori reservoir stretches from the southwest to the northeast, its length is 7.1 kilometers, the greatest width is 2.7 kilometers. The greatest depth is 14.5 meters, the average depth is 9.8 meters, the area is 9.2 km². The volume of water is 90.6 million m³. It is fed by tributaries and…


Lake Ežezers

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Lake Ežezers is located in Kraslava municipality, in Ezernieku and Andzeļu parishes. It is the richest island lake in Latvia and even in the whole Baltic region. There are 35 islands in a total area of 77.6 ha and 70 islands formations or shoals. From the lake flows out river Narūta, which is one of the Daugava’s basin rivers. I first visited this lake back in 2010, when learned that my grandfather has been from this area (Village Andzeļi) We returned here for a tranquil evening at the start…


Lake Zvirgzdu

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Lake Zvirgzdu is located in Kurzeme historical region on the border of Kuldīga and Alsunga municipalities. There are several campsites available at Lake Zvirgzdu, with one of the most popular being - Ezermaļi. I discovered this place by a chance, back in September 2021, while randomly driving around the area There are 6 farmsteads on the shore of the lake, the V1264 highway runs along the western end.  In 1976, the Latvian feature film "Lake Sonata" was shot on the shore of the lake. 


Tsivi Lake in Tskaltubo

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Tsivi lake is located in the town of Tskaltubo, region of Imereti, Georgia. A direct translation into English - The Cold lake.  We discovered this place (more precisely we discovered the cafeteria located near the Tsivi lake) at the start of September 2021, during a weekend trip to Kutaisi and region.


Paravani lake

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Paravani lake is a volcanic lake in Georgia, located in Javakheti Plateau between Abul-Samsari and Javakheti Ranges in the Samthske Javakheti region, some 2h 30 minutes drive (around 130 km) from Tbilisi. In the shores of Paravani lake, there is located famous Phoka monastery Paravani Lake is located 2,073 m (6,801 ft) above sea level and has a surface area of 37.5 km2 (14.5 sq mi) and a drainage basin of 234 km2 (90 sq mi). Its maximum and average depths are 3.3 m (11 ft) and 2.2 m (7 ft 3…


Dalis Mta Water Reservoir

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Dalis Mta water reservoir is a man made reservoir built on Iori river, at the distance of 30 km to the south of Dedoplistskaro, in the vicinity of Chachuna Managed Reserve.  We first discovered it during a Vashlovani trip in the Summer of 2021, we actually stayed overnight next to this water reservoir at the Hotel Dalis Mta Very spectacular place. I would say - one of the most interesting I have recently seen.  The mountain at the coast of the water reservoir is called “Dalis Mta”. The total…


Saghamo Lake

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Saghamo Lake is a lake of Samtskhe-Javakheti, southeastern Georgia, just south of Gamdzani. It covers an area of 458 hectares. It is located north of Madatapa Lake and Biketi Lake. The village of Saghamo lies on its eastern bank. We made a brief stop here, during our Javakheti trip in early June 2021 Saghamo lake is located on the east part of Javakheti volcanic mountains, in the Paravani river basin, at an altitude of 1996 meters. The watershed of the lake is located in the east part of the…


Abano Mineral Lake Natural Monument

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Abano Mineral Lake Natural Monument is a small lake in Kazbegi Municipality in Truso valley on the left bank of Terek River, to the east of the village Abano at 2,127 m above sea level. First discovered back in Summer of 2021, during the Kazbegi trip The lake was created by a carbon dioxide filled underground stream flowing to the surface through carbonate rocks from the late Jurassic period. The lake "boils" loudly with carbon dioxide bubbles bursting. The outflow of the stream is 2.5…


Tbilisi Sea Club

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Tbilisi sea club is a popular and paid recreational area located next to the Tbilisi sea. For an entrance fee of GEL 20/per person (kids are free) you could get a free parking lot, free sunbed, free entry to the outdoor pool, and great access to the Tbilisi sea. Yacht rental is possible (starting GEL 70/per hour), restaurant, restrooms, and the outdoor shower are available.  Public parking lot at Tbilisi Sea club Its said the club is working from June until mid-September. During the 2020…


Ilia Lake

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Ilia Lake is located near the town of Kvareli in the region of Kakheti, Georgia. First discovered back in 2014, while staying at Royal Batoni hotel next to the lake. Since then I've headed here several times. It was at the start of 2020 when I learned that this lake actually is manmade.  Ilias lake was formed in a valley of the Duruji Rivier a few years ago, financed from the then Presidential fund (Mikheil Saakashvili)  Ilia’s Lake was named after Ilia Chavchavadze, a nobleman who is still…