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Khresili Village is located in the gorge of Tskaltsitela and Chala Rivers. The name of the village was first mentioned in written sources in the 17th century. In 1757 a big battle took place near the village between the Georgian army and the Ottoman Empire. Georgians fought under the command of the King of Imereti Solomon I. He wanted to create strong monarchy and unify Western Georgia. Solomon I decided to chase the Ottomans away because they were occupying fortresses in Imereti, robbing the country and most of all they were selling Georgian people as slaves in the Empire. This was destroying and harming the population. Solomon I prohibited slavery but the Ottomans did not accept it. During the battle of Khresili the King Solomon I showed great leadership skills. He chose the place of the battle in advance, closed the roads and personally took part in the battle. As a result of right strategy, commitment of Georgian people and personal example of the King the Ottomans were heavily defeated on the 14th December 1757. During the battle the traitor of the Kingdom of Imereti, Levan Abashidze, was killed and three pashas were arrested.

Tourist Routes

Do you want to see Imereti, but you do not know where to start from? We prepared for you trails around the region, which will lead you to interesting natural sites, historical monuments and cultural attractions. Following those paths you will visit true Imeretian “pearls” – thousand- year- old monasteries, historical buildings, amazing wonders of nature, including mountains, canyons, caves, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and you will come across many other attractions. You will also have an occasion to taste delicious Georgian food and wine. Have a look at our suggestions and go explore Imereti!

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