Discovered in Imereti region in 1984, Prometheus Cave is one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking examples of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. Walking route for tourists is 1060m. The cave itself is very breathtaking with its specious architectural halls, which are 16 of them and each one is distinct by scales and unsurpassed shape.
Today, surrounded by a 3km long specifically designed landscape area, Prometheus cave is one of the most touristy spots of Georgia. It is a unique experience to feel the underworld atmosphere in all its glory and colors. Tourists may choose between walking tours along the 1600 meters route, and the boat ride along the underground river. Visitors are amazed with breathtaking views of stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, underground rivers and lakes of the cave. All of which are spectacularly highlighted by one of the most amazing feature of the place – an underground light system filled with LED lights. There is a constant comfortable 14 degree Celsius (57F) temperature inside the cave, which allows tourists to spend as much time as they want inside all year round.
Prometheus owes a famous Caucasian myth about Amirani for the sonorous naming of the “Cave of Prometheus”. The legend says that Amirani, like Prometheus, angered the gods and was punished. Days and nights eagle tormented him eating his liver; however, in contrast to the Greek giant, cruel gods chained Amirani not to the rock, but somewhere inside a huge cave.
- From Tbilisi to Prometheus Cave – 240 km (4 hr by car);
- From Kutaisi 20 km (30 min by car).