Kutaisi

Wizz Air: Opens Seven New Routes From Kutaisi Airport

Budget travelers - rejoice - 7 new routes will be launched from Kutaisi airport in Georgia. Berlin, Munich Memmingen, Milan Bergamo, Dortmund, Thessaloniki,  Larnaca and Sofia I believe it is just a next logical move from Wizz Air, after recently European Union agreed to lift Visa requirements for Georgians entering European Union. Could this possibly mean a new start of possible immigration wave? Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern...

Motsameta Monastery near Kutaisi in Georgia

Motsameta monastery is one of the most spectacular sites I have visited while being living in Georgia. To get here yo will need either to own your vehicle or hire a taxi, probably there are organized tours as well heading to Motsameta monastery. I first visited this site in Spring 2015, unfortunately it was already a night and I didn't see much nor photographed anything decent here, the next time I visited Motsameta was in Autumn 2015, together with my mom, this time I was better prepared and...

Gelati Monastery in Georgia

Gelati monastery together with Bagrati Cathderal are one of the main sights in this region (Imereti) in Georgia. Although I have been living in Georgia since 2011, first I visited this site just in the Spring 2015 together with my dad, unfortunately it was a late evening already and I was not proficient of taking night photography (now I'm). The second time I visited Gelati monastery was together with my mom already in Autumn 2015. This time I was prepared much better and instead of just...

Restaurant Dzveli Gelati near Motsameta

Restaurant Dzveli Gelati (Old Gelati in English) is located outside of Kutaisi in small village Motsameta. I had a chance to have a dinner here during a short one day tour around Kutaisi (Bagrati Cathedral, Gelati monastery and of course Motsameta monastery). Dzveli Gelati restaurant serves a traditional Georgian cuisine, prices seemed somehow above average for me, but meal was just excellent. By the way this was on of the rare places in Georgia were vinegar is added to salads. A...

Prometheus Cave near Kutaisi (Georgia)

Prometheus cave is one of the interesting places I have visited lately in Georgia. In fact that's the second cave I have visited here. The first one is called Sataplia Cave. In case you are into caves and speleology I recommend to visit both of them. Prometheus cave is located some 20km from Kutaisi in village Kumistavi (Tskaltubo Municipality), and if you are arriving to this lovely city  - I can only recommend include Prometheus cave in your itinerary while being in these...

Georgian Parliament Building (Kutaisi)

That day finally come and I have finally photographed the legendary Georgian Parliament building in Kutaisi. After picking up my mom at Kutaisi International Airport and before heading towards to Tbilisi, we made a short excursions around Kutaisi and villages near Kutaisi. It took me just a few seconds to capture this amazing landscape of futuristic parliament building. The Georgian Parliament Building in Kutaisi has been the home of the Parliament of...

David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport

Kutaisi airport or David the Builder Kutaisi International airport is a major hub for entering (or leaving) Georgia for cheap. It's mainly served by low-cost airlines Wizzair and connects Kutaisi with Vilnius (Lithuania), Warsaw, Katowice (Poland), Budapest (Hungary) and some other airlines offering flight to - Kiev, Minsk, Moscow and I believe to Istanbul as well.  Kutaisi airport, sometimes referred also as Kopitnari airport is actually not located in Kutaisi but in distance of...

Hotel Edemi Review in Kutaisi, Georgia

Before arriving to Kutaisi I didn't search for any hotels online to book, just because of... it's Georgia. And in Georgia you can find a hotel once you are on site, and the best of all - I really like bargains, so...after we arrived at Kutaisi (we had a plane in next morning to Vilnius) and just left our Tbilisi - Kutaisi marshrutka opposite to McDonald's I was lucky enough I met a familiar taxi driver Nugzar. In short I explained that I would love to get to the Kutaisi Old Town...

ProCredit Bank Georgia will use Toyota Hybrid cars

Checking my internet bank for savings report I found an article informing that ProCredit bank Georgia has bought 10 hybrid Toyota cars and starting now they will be used in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi.I guess it won't impact much my savings but it's good know, that bank which services I'm using is concerned of sustainable energy. So it's my pleasure to promote them on my blog.Toyota Hybrid carsProCredit Bank stands for environmental leadership in its operations. In line with this...

18 Kutaisi Hostels That Won't Break Your Travel Budget

Kutaisi although second largest city in Georgia, comes with pretty bad infrastructure. In 2012 new Kutaisi airport was opened in Kutaisi (actually it's located some 30 km out of Kutaisi city centre). Wizzair cheap avio flights come to Georgia, new routes from Kiev, Warsaw, Vilnius and other destinations has been added and new hostels popped like a mushrooms after a rain in Kutaisi. These hostels are not typical hostels with standards you might seen somewhere else in Europe. Most often they come...

Georgian Bus - Great way to travel from Kutaisi to Batumi or Tbilisi

At first, when Kutaisi International airport was built there were little transport options to choose from to get at least to the Kutaisi city, which is actually located about 17km from the airport, just taxi service, which was and still is pretty costly. Update: See how can I save you time and money by helping to plan your itinerary to Georgia, see organized tours in Georgia. One way direction from Kutaisi city centre to the Kutaisi airport with street taxi costs about 20GEL....

Sataplia cave in Georgia

Sataplia cave together with Prometheus cave are one of the main tourist sights around Kutaisi town, in Republic of Georgia. I first visited Sataplia cave at the end of May 2014, when my father for the first time visited me in Georgia. I picked him up at Kutaisi airport and before departing back to Tbilisi I decided to take an opportunity and explore this cave together.. At first you will need to have some taxi to get there, luckily I had one. Sataplia cave is located some 18 km away...

Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi

Bagrati Cathedral probably is among the most iconic site to visit in Georgia, and it should be a must have on your travel list if you have been in those parts of Georgia (Kutaisi). If you are traveling to or from Kutaisi International airport take your time and pay a visit here. In fact I have visited Bagrati cathedral just between my travels to or from Kutaisi airport. So did happened my first visit here after I had been living in Georgia for more than 3 years. And so did happened...

Budapest - Kutaisi flights will start this fall

This is really exciting, Hungarian avio carrier Wizz Air will launch direct flights from Kutaisi to Budapest and back starting September 30. 2014. For now ticket prices are EUR 29.99. I'm looking forward to fly to Budapest this Autumn.

Vilnius - Kutaisi flight will start April 2014

Low fare airline company Wizz Air  has announced, that starting April 1st, 2014 a new route will be opened, serving Vilnius, Lithuania  - Kutaisi, Georgia.Tickets can be bought already, and they cost about 50 EUR one way.As I have already previously wrote, I'm really exited about developments of Kutaisi airport, and hope for further economic impacts on city, region and country as well.Vilnius - Kutaisi route, will be accessible for Latvian and Estonian travelers as well, transport...

Mystery with Kutaisi Parliament building

A little history:Current president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has relocated Parliament of Georgia from Tbilisi, to Kutaisi, the first official meeting on newly built Parliament building was held after Georgian Parliament elections in 2012. Since in these Parliament elections won coalition Georgian Dream, which is opposite to President's Saakashvili UNM. They decided to relocate Parliament building back to Tbilisi.The reasons are many - like problems with comunication with other...