Nazodelao Cave

Nazodelao Cave

16% of Georgia is karst, meaning that wells, chasms, and caves appear across the country. If you’re interested in speleotourism (cave tourism), Georgia has many places worth visiting. Samegrelo Region, and in particular the surroundings of the city of Chkhorotsku, is especially interesting in this regard.
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The Location and Historical Past of Nazodelao Cave

Nazodelao Cave, located near the village of Akhuti, is a truly impressive 600-meter-long cave. The cave is named for the Zodelavi family and, according to local lore, the cave was sometimes used as a shelter for people during the war times in Middle Ages.

The cave begins with a large hall, which is the last section of a branching corridor. A large underground river flows in the main corridor, with its canyon reaching depths of 7-8 meters at some points.

Nazodelao Cave has been granted the status of a natural monument.

The closest inhabited location to Nazodelao Cave is the city of Chkhorotsku, where you can spend the night.

Please note that for a trip to the cave, you must be accompanied by a certified guide and have special equipment.

There is no tourist infrastructure in the cave.


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