Sataplia can be translated as “a place for honey.” This reserve got its name because here wild bees built their honeycombs on a mountainside and flowed down a steep rock. Now under this place is built an observation deck. At the place where the honey flowed down, you can see and take pictures.
The main attraction in the reserve are fossilized dinosaur footprints. During a recent renovation, all the sights were protected from the weather. Everywhere built beautiful pavilions with convenient paths for visitors.
Sataplia is located seven kilometers from the city of Kutaisi. You can get there either by taxi or with a guided tour.
In the first case, it is better to take the phone from the driver and call after the tour to be picked up.
As a rule, excursion groups enter the park every half hour. Each group has a guide who talks about the park in several languages.
Going to Sataplia, keep in mind that you have to walk a lot. The excursion route is quite long, by the way, the final part is the ascent to the observation deck.
In principle, the whole journey is fairly easy, the main thing is not to hurry.
We recommend shoes with flat soles.
Even if it is very hot, be sure to take outerwear with you. In the cave only +15 degrees. The route of the excursion is constructed in such a way that you cannot pass through the cave.
We recommend to bring a small bottle of water.
|Day of week||Opening hours|
|Tuesday||10:00 – 18:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 – 18:00|
|Thursday||10:00 – 18:00|
|Friday||10:00 – 18:00|
|Saturday||10:00 – 18:00|
|Sunday||10:00 – 18:00|
From the very first steps you can feel the atmosphere of the park. In the first pavilion you can see the real traces of dinosaurs frozen in stone. Next you will be met dinosaur figures placed in the forest. With them you can take pictures.
On a beautiful path along the slope of the mountain you will reach the place that gave the name to the reserve.
Then the tour will go down to the cave, where you can see the famous stone “Heart of the Mountains”.
Coming out of the cave you climb to the museum of dinosaurs.
The crown of the tour will be an observation deck. From here there is a beautiful view of Kutaisi.
Part of the observation deck is issued outside and hangs in the air above the cliff. This piece has a glass floor.