Guria

 

Guria is located on the coastal area of eastern Georgia, in the Kolkheti lowland and its highland zone. Guria is the smallest administration unit of Georgia. The total area is only 2.03 thousand km². Guria is divided into two parts with its natural conditions: lowland and highland. The lowland part of Guria is characterized with humid subtropical climate. The temperature in January is +3.5 grade Celsius and in July +23.

Tourists, who are interested with history and ethnography will be interested with the oldest traditions of Guria.

In Guria activates many of groups and ensembles, performers of Georgian and Gurulian dances and songs.

The oldest traditions are kept till nowadayKalanda, new-years ritual, Alilo, “Aguna” – the ritual of wine pressing, Nadi – the helping process during the work, passing ofChichilaki” It’s very interesting to participate in people’s work, such as honey making, lathing, making of wood and clay works and etc.

There are founded many archeological monuments on the territory of Guria, some of them are dug and conserved, other not dug, and some are under the process of examining. Tourists, who are interesting in archeology can see: Ureki, Tsvermagala, Tsikhispedi (Petra), Korbude, Vakijvari, Grigoleti.

Ureki is coastal resort with magnet sand. Here are cured people who have the problem with blood circulation organs, diseases of nervous system and breath organs.

Bakhmarois climatic mountain resort, is used for curing of chronic diseases of breath organs and hypotonic cases, bloodless, in case of neurasthenia and lymphadenitis. In Bakhmaro takes place the traditional horse marathon in every year on the Transfiguration holiday.

Nabeglavi is known with its mineral water. It is used for curing of digestive organs.