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Imereti is a region in western Georgia situated along the middle and upper reaches of the Rioni river.


Mtskheta Mtianeti

Mtskheta-Mtianeti has a border with Tbilisi in the North and goes up to the Greater Caucasus mountains till the next border with Russia. The regional capital is Mtskheta, located at the junction of two rivers: Aragvi and Kura (Mtkvari in Georgian). Mtskheta takes a very important place in Georgian history - it used to be the capital of Georgia between the 3rd century BC and the 5th century AD. The city is the oldest and continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is the holy place where Christianity was proclaimed as the main religion in 337 AD. The city represents a masterpiece of human creative genius and major stages of earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms. Mtskheta was included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1994. Mtskheta was recently renovated. One can have a really nice walk around the town. While Mtskheta is definitely a must-see destination for any visitor, the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region offers much more to see. The picturesque military road of Georgia stretches from Tbilisi to the Russian border and goes through the main ski resort, Gudauri. One can find glaciers, lakes, alpine meadows and unforgettable Greater Caucasus' peaks ascending in the North of the region. The region also offers amazing locations for mountain biking, horse riding, bird watching, paragliding and rafting, all giving stunning views of the landscape.