Gori is the heart of the Georgian East.
In the picturesque Kartli valley, where two rivers, the stormy Bolshaya Liakhvi and the full-flowing Kura, are reunited, Gori is spread out. The ancient settlement is surrounded by picturesque mountains (from the south and from the west), covered with rich vegetation. About 48 thousand people live in the city, which has become the heart of Shida Kartli.
The city of Gori is located in the very center of Georgia, at the confluence of the Kura and Bolshaya Liakhvi rivers. It is separated from Tbilisi by 76 km, and from Tskhinvali – 33. Today, the population of Gori is about 48,000 people. It is worth saying that the number of people living in the city is constantly decreasing: if in 1989 there were 70,000 people living here, then in 2014 there were already 54,780. Young people move to large cities in search of a better life.
Gori is one of the most ancient cities in Georgia. The first mention of the village of Gori dates back to the third century BC, and the first mention of the city dates back to the 8th century AD.
The name Gori is directly related to its appearance – in the very center of the city there are several rocks (goraki), on which the remains of ancient Goristsikhe are located.
The flight is carried out to Tbilisi. The city is located 76 km from the capital of Georgia. You can get from Tbilisi to Gori in the following ways: minibus, taxi, train. Before departure, you must provide a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19
Gori is located in the tropical zone and has a mild climate, so it rarely gets cold here. The average temperature in January is -3°C, in July - 25°C. The most favorable months to visit are May, June, September. It is in late spring and early autumn that the weather is best for long walks around Gori: the sun no longer bakes so much, but there is still no snow and rain. But the least favorable months for a holiday in the city of Stalin are: January, February, November, December. At this time of the year in Georgia, as in our country, it is quite cold.
If you are not passing through the city, you can choose an overnight stay in advance, however, there are not many hotels in the city. We analyzed them and tried to choose the most optimal hotels in terms of price-quality ratio according to various criteria here