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Goldem Fleece and Argounauts in Georgia

Legend has it that, in search of the Golden Fleece, Jason went to the kingdom of Kolkhida. The Argonauts were struck by the beauty and wealth of the royal palace, with its majestic towers and high fortified walls. Jason obtained the “golden fleece” with the help of Medea, the king’s daughter.

Goldem Fleece and Argounauts in Georgia
Goldem Fleece and Argounauts in Georgia

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Kutaisi, Kutaisi, Georgia

About The Event

Golden Fleece and Argonauts in Georgia

Places to visit: Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Sataplia, Mestia, Ushguli, Mtskheta

Dates: All year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Day 1 Tbilisi

• Arrival

• Meeting at the Airport with Phoenix Tours Georgia representatives

• Transfer

• Check-in hotel

• Night in Tbilisi

Day 2 Tbilisi-Kutaisi

• The city of Kutaisi is the famous capital of the kingdom of Kolkhida, which hides the secret of the Golden Fleece, of the love of Jason and Medea. The ship of the Argonauts sailed to the rich shores of the kingdom of Kolkhida to get the Golden Fleece many centuries ago.

• Sightseeing tour of the city

• Tour of the Cathedral of Bagrati.

• Excursion to the speleological cave of Sataplia.

• Night in Kutaisi

Day 3 Kutaisi-Mestia

• Transfer to Svaneti.

• According to legend, gold in the Caucasus was mined by immersing the skin of a sheep in the waters of a gold-bearing river; the fleece on which particles of gold settled was of great value. The gold-bearing rivers gave rise to the top of the Caucasus mountains in the Svaneti region - the edge of a thousand towers.

• Walk in Mestia.

• Night in Svaneti.

Day 4 Svaneti

• The land of a thousand towers. The main part of the Svan residential building is the tower. The tower is a multi-faceted stone tower, the height of which can reach 25 meters, served mainly as a defensive structure.

• In Svaneti, there are the main peaks of the Caucasus and the largest glaciers, which cover up to 300 square meters. km of territory and how ice armor towers over the Caucasus. The main peaks: Tsurungala (4220 m), Ailama (4550 m), Shkhara (5068 m), Djanga (5060 m), Gestola (4860 m), Tikhtingeni (4620 m), Tetnuldi (4860 m), Mazeri (4010 m) , Chatini (4370 m). The well-known two-headed steep rocky massif of Ushba (4700 m) is right there. (9 h)

• Night in Svaneti.

Day 5 Svaneti

• Excursion to the village of Ushguli.

• Ushguli is a fabulous village, the highest mountain settlement in Europe (over 2200 m above sea level), the land of numerous, proudly towering towers and ancient temples. The architectural

ensemble Ushguli is a valuable architectural and historical monument, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village has preserved traditional Svan tower houses. On the hill next to the village is the Church of Our Lady (Lamaria), built in the 11th century (9 hours)

• Night in Svaneti.

Day 6 Svaneti – Tbilisi

• Transfer to Tbilisi

Day 7 Tbilisi City tour

• Tbilisi with a tour of the main attractions of the city: Old Tbilisi, the maidan and sulfur baths, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Narikala fortress, Metekhi plateau, Synagogue, Mosque, Peace glass bridge, city fortress wall, Rustaveli Avenue, Freedom Square, pedestrian street Charden, a modern part of the city. (3-4 h)

Day 8

• Tbilisi Transfer to the airport.

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