Samegrelo, the western region of Georgia, is famous for its history, beautiful places and dishes made from various spices and peppers. The main products of Megrelian cuisine are Elarji, Kupati, Gebzhalia and Gomi. The region is also home to one of the most beautiful lakes in the country – Lake Tobavarchkhili.
Hikers will enjoy a trip to the Tobavarchkhili lakes, as the trip to them is one of the most impressive that one can take in Georgia. However, it should be noted that the trek is quite difficult considering about 5 days of walking through forests and even tropical jungle. It is not recommended to travel without a guide. However, the beautiful nature, canyons, waterfalls and natural landscapes are worth every step. Also, everyone should know that there is no cell service here, which makes the trip even more adventurous. It takes an average of two days to get to the nearest settlement.
Anaklia is a coastal resort in the Samegrelo region. Every year in August, the city hosts one of the most popular electro music festivals, GEM fest.
Samegrelo is located in the northwest of the country. You can get here by plane from Tbilisi. Also, before departure, you must provide a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19
Samegrelo is located in the central part of western Georgia, the river Rioni, Inguri, Tskhenistskali and between the Black Sea, on the Kolkheti lowland, the foothills of the Caucasus Range, partly in the mountainous zone. Samegrelo is located on the border from the north of Svaneti and the Caucasus Range, from the northeast of Racha, from the east of Imereti, from the south of Guria, from the northwest of Abkhazia, and from the west it borders the Black Sea.
The region has a choice of hotels and dozens of guest houses. The choice of hotels is not as wide as in the capital, but still the city will provide you with options. We analyzed them and tried to choose the most optimal hotels in terms of price-quality ratio according to various criteria here