Solkota Cave – Natural Monument in Imereti

Solkota Cave – Natural Monument in Imereti

Georgia is home to more than 1,500 significant caves, but some caves are especially exciting. Solkota Cave, located near Kumistavi village in Imereti, is famed among the speleological community for the unusual size of its stalactites and stalagmites, some of which reaches heights of up to eight metres and circumferences of as much as five metres!

It’s not just the impressive size of these rock formations that makes Solkota Cave significant. The bones of a bird and a cave bear, creatures that lived on the Eurasian continent 300,000 years ago and died out about 20,000 years ago, have been found within the cave.

Today, the caves aren’t home to anything quite as intimidating as a cave bear, but you may be lucky enough to spot the endangered horseshoe bats and pseudoscorpions that now dwell within.


Please note that for a trip to the cave, it is mandatory to obtain permission from the administration of Imereti Caves Protected Areas.

There is no tourist infrastructure in the cave.

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