Zugdidi

The city is the capital of the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, which combines Samegrelo (Mingrelia) and Svaneti. The name "Zugdidi" means "big/great hill" in Laz and Mingrelian.

Zugdidi served as the capital of the principality of Mingrelia (Odishi) until 1867, when the principality was abolished by the Russian Empire. In 1993 the administration of the first President of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, was here.

Sights

  • Dadiani Palace History and Architectural Museum

    In 1839 David Dadiani founded his family's museum. The museum is one of the oldest in the Caucasus r...

  • Ganmukhuri and Anaklia (Black Sea Resorts)

    Ganmukhuri and Anaklia are two Black Sea resorts connected to each other by a 552 meter pedestrian b...

  • Kolkheti National Park

    The National Park was created in order to protect and maintain the Kolkheti wetland ecosystems, whic...

  • The swinging rock – “Kuakantsalia”

    This rock stands on the limestone massif in Tsalenjikha - 27 kilometers from Zugdidi. What makes thi...

  • The Khobi Monastery

    The Khobi Monastery dates back to the 13th-14th centuries, it is located in the village of Nojikhevi...

  • Skuri

    The resort is well-known for its mineral water “Skuri”, which has medicinal properties. Within the b...

  • Complex of “Otsindale”

    The Otsindale complex is situated 640 meters above the sea level, overlooking the beautiful Kolkheti...

  • Shurubumu

    Shurubumu is an enchanting wonder of the natural world. The area is covered with lush green moss and...

  • Canyon of Intsra

    The cave is located within the basin of the river Instra; inside the cave you will find numerous sta...

  • Inguri Hydropower Plant

    Inguri dam is the second highest concrete arch dam in the world. It was built in the 1970s as part o...

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