Category Archives: NATURE IN MARTVILI

NATURE OF MARTVILI

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Martvili municipality is rich with natural resources, especially water. Three major rivers flow through the territory of Martvili: Tekhuri, Abasha and Noghela.  The municipality is also rich with waterfalls. There are many mountains in the Martvili area. The highest mountain is Tekhurishdudi (3003 m). There are also many healing mineral springs in the mountains of Lebarde, Chegola and Dviri. On the territory of Martvili municipality there are naturally formed caves and canyons greatly admired by visitors.

LEBARDE RESORT

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Lebarde is a fantastic hydrotherapy resort located 30 km from Martvili city center and 30 km past Taleri, looking over the Martvili landscape from 1600m above sea level on the Egrisi Mountain Range. The best time to visit Lebarde is from June to October. The trail is accessible for hiking, off-road and horse trips and leads through the interesting and varying flora of Tekhuri valley, subalpine meadows and charming Megrelian settlements. One must try the traditional Sulguni cheese on the

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KAGHU WATERFALL

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Kaghu waterfall of Balde Canyon is located in Samegrelo, Martvili municipality, between villages of Pirveli Balde and Meore Balde. This canyon generated by the river Abasha makes a great impression on visitors due to the transparent water and green slopes. There is also a beautiful waterfall called Kaghu which is definitely worth seeing. The length of the canyon is 1.5 km, while its height is 30 meters.

GACHEDILI CANYON

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Gachedili Canyon is one of the most amazing places you could ever see and you shouldn’t miss it while traveling in Georgia. Gachedili is situated on the right side of the river Abasha at an altitude of 240 meters. It is about 8 km from Martvili. The Canyon is known for fossilized bones of animals which lived 75 million years ago. The canyon is the third place in which the remains of prehistoric animals were discovered. Martvili Canyon is a

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RIVER ABASHA

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The river Abasha is a left tributary of the river Tekhura in the Abasha and Martvili municipalities. The length of the river is 66 km. It starts from the south slopes of the Askhi limestone massive and the riverhead is formed by the Rachkhitskali and Toba Rivers. The river Abasha creates beautiful canyons in the Martvili municipality, namely the Gachedili and Balda canyons. There is a dam built on the river Abasha called Abhesi, constructed in 1982. The river Abasha also has

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TOBAVARCHKILI

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Tobavarchkhili, also known as Silver Lake, is located on the southern upper slope of the Egrisi range at an altitude of 2650 meters. Tobavarchkhili means Silver Lake in the Megrelian language. The depth of the lake is 35m. The lake is fed by rain and groundwater. There are no fish.

TOBAVARCHKILI

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Tobavarchkhili, also known as Silver Lake, is located on the southern upper slope of the Egrisi range at an altitude of 2650 meters. Tobavarchkhili means Silver Lake in the Megrelian language. The depth of the lake is 35m. The lake is fed by rain and groundwater. There are no fish.

KUATSANTSALA

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There is an enormous limestone boulder on the Kvira mountain. This boulder is called Kuakantsalia in the Megrelian language. This word means “the swinging stone”. It is said that when touched, the boulder starts swinging and makes a sound.

TOBA WATERFALLS

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Toba and Oniore waterfalls – two waterfalls in the western part of Georgia, Martvili Municipality are located in the southwestern part of the river Askhi close to the Toba riverhead. There is a limestone hill near the river Toba which has waterfalls flowing from karst caves. This river possesses one of the highest cascade waterfalls in Georgia at 234m, of which 21 m is inside the cave. There are also four lakes in this cave. The waterfalls and caves create

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