Svaneti is situated on the southern slopes of the central Caucasus Mountains, it’s about 4 hours’ drive from Kutaisi International Airport. The region is surrounded by 3 000 – 5 000 meter peaks and what’s the most attractive, four of the 10 highest peaks of the Caucasus are located right in Svaneti.
Main city in the region, Mestia is surrounded by two modern white resorts: Hatsvali and Tetnuldi and they are gaining more and more popularity. The reason is untouched powder snow and magnificent mountains offering a number of different terrain options. One of the main advantages of the resort is that skiing area is usually covered with snow during 5-6 months out of the year, from December to June.
Heliski is becoming one of the leading direction of tourism here because the vast wilderness and variety of ski terrains give skiers and snowboarders the possibility to enjoy a truly spectacular powder adventure.
You can spend your free time in exploring local cuisine – there you can easily find lots of restaurants and bars and try traditional food and drinks.
Then you can keep walking around and discover breathtaking landscapes, museums, oldest monasteries, architectural treasures, Svanetian houses with their watch towers, erected mainly in the 9-12th centuries, which nowadays are included in a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
When walking around Mestia, the impression is so exciting because of the feeling yourself in medieval era and the same time in modern reality.