17 km²

total area

75140 people


humid subtropical


Samegrelo - Zemo Svaneti.


Why Zugdidi?

Zugdidi is an area with ancient culture and rich sights. Here you will find the remains of pre-Christian civilizations, fortresses, interesting temples. Noteworthy is the Dadiani Palace in Zugdidi, which presents archaeological and ethnographic materials from this area, samples of national and European cultural heritage. The museum contains about 50,000 exhibits. A very beautiful botanical garden based around the palace, with many plants and ideal for walking and relaxing. The area covers part of the Colchis National Park. In Zugdidi you can relax in the Tsaishi balneological resort, also enjoy the sparkling beaches, positive emotions, flowers and sun in the Anaklia seaside resort.


The flight is carried out to the nearest airport in Georgia. Since this is a fairly large city, getting there is not a problem, either by train or by minibus. From the Zugdidi railway station, trains in the direction of Tbilisi run twice a day. Also, before sending, you must provide a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19


The total cost of living in Zugdidi for two people with an average level of consumption in one month without taking into account the cost of housing does not differ much from other cities in this region.


There are several hotels with good conditions. We analyzed them and tried to choose the most optimal hotels in terms of price-quality ratio according to various criteria here


Dadiani Palace
Lake Tobavarchkhili
Rukh fortress
Zugdidi Church of Blachernae Mother of God



CHEESE CAPITAL - ZUGDIDI! Georgia is famous for its cheeses no less than France and Holland. One of the most common varieties of cheese comes from Samegrelo, and it is better to try them here. The most striking example is suluguni. Traditionally, nadugs are served to the Mingrelian table - cheese cones stuffed with curd mass with mint. Inside the cones is a tender boiled whey, which tastes very much like Italian ricotta.


By car, the journey from Tbilisi to Zugdidi, one of the cities of Samegrelo, takes about four hours. You can also get there by train - day or night, but it will take much more time than a car trip - about nine hours.


The first thing to do in Zugdidi is to visit the central market. Among the must-have purchases are extraordinarily spicy red and green adjika, a mixture of spices for meat, a special local seasoning utskho-suneli, Imeretian saffron, flour for mchadi, smoked suluguni. And, of course, Svan salt is a mixture of mountain herbs, salt and special spices that make up a universal seasoning for vegetable salads, meat and fish dishes, soups and sauces.