Martvili Canyon (a.k.a. Gachedili Canyon) is one of the most beautiful canyons in the country, it used to be a bath place for Georgian Nobles, Dadiani family.
Here you can enjoy a short boat ride through the canyon or a swim in the river.
The whole river and its canyons is the site to explore, so trekking around is recommended.
700 m long stone paved circular route starts from Martvili Canyon visitor center and crosses the Dadiani historical trail. There are 2 bridges, 3 platform views and historical 30 steps stair constructed by large limestone boulders.
Honest review, as you can see in the pictures the landscape and canyon is very beautiful, mystical and special, so it now is full of tourists from both Georgia and abroad. Unfortunately it’s often overcrowded and full of garbage left by visitors. It’s definitely worth a visit but over crowdedness can be a serious drawback. That’s why we recommend exploring the region. There are plenty of beautiful canyons and gorges in nearby area.
New visitors Centre (Village Inchkhuri) was built in Martvili in 2016 and updated prices and conditions are as follows:
Entrance fee to canyon site is 18 GEL, boat trip 15 GEL per person, diving 58 GEL (you need to call 1 hr in advance for diving at 595 80 54 55)
For more information, please contact Ani Tsikarishvili, visitor service specialist, Tel: 595 80 54 55; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to go: You can get to Martvili Canyon in about 1 hour from Kutaisi (50 km), 1.5 hours from Zugdidi (65 km), or 2.5 hours from Batumi (150 km).
There are several guest houses close to the canyon, but tourists usually make a day trip from Kutaisi, combining Martvili Canyon with a visit to the Okatse Canyon or Prometheus Cave.