Option I - Visiting Kutaisi with a local marshrutka
Would you like to discover the true genius loci of Kutaisi, to see its well-known and less-well-kown attractions? Piece of cake. Just wave your hand at one of the local marshrutka (shared taxi), jump in and set off to see the city! There are plenty of marshrutkas and busses everywhere, and they can be stopped virtually everywhere (not only at a bus stop). We have chosen and marked those the most useful ones. Number 4 goes to the Abashidze Alley, which hosts many official buildings, including the Georgian Parliament. Number 1 and number 100 take a lap around the city; they go through its main streets, near the bus and train stations, as well the main city bazaar, and many other places. Crossing the Rioni river, one can see the Bagrati Cathedral and the Khvamli Mountain on one side, and the Lesser Caucasus on the other.
Option II - Kutaisi's most beautiful churches
Option III - Mountain Trail towards the Sataplia Reserve
20 minutes away on foot from the center of Kutaisi, and the end of Gorki's street, begins a path. It leads trough picturesque meadows and forests, bringing you to the hills offering a beautiful view on Kutaisi, Gelati and Motzameta Monasteries and the neighboring mountains - among others, the Khvamli Mountains and the Sataplia Reserve. The path is perfect for a trekking, bike or off-road trip. It is also a great place for an afternoon picnic, a bonfire or a camping night.