Artsivi (Eagle) Gorge Natural Monument
Artsivi (Eagle) Gorge Natural Monument represents an unique complex consisting of two sites. The first one is a limestone rock canyon, while the other is a adjacent forested area, where Khornabuji fortress was built (V c).
The canyon with a picturesque landscape is a home to several birds of prey (eagle, vulture etc.). Looking at the hanging cliffs from the rocky slopes of the gorge, it is possible to observe nests of eagles and other rare/extinct plants, which cannot be seen anywhere else in Georgia.
The length is of the pedestrian route is 1 km, which can be covered in 1 hour.
The length of the pedestrian route to Khornabuji fortress is 0.5 km and it can be covered in 30 minutes.
How to get there: The nearest large settlement to the natural monument is Dedoplistskaro, which is 130 km away from Tbilisi. The road is paved. The natural monument itself is in 4 km to the north of Dedoplistskaro. 2 km of the road is paved and the other 2 km is a gravel road laid in the forest.
Tbilisi - Dedoplistskaro - 2 hrs by car;
Dedoplistskaro – Eagle gorge - 15 min by car.
Coordinates: X 591747 ; Y4593825
Where to stay: the ideal option would be to stay overnight in Dedoplistskaro, where it is possible to stay at a guesthouse or a hotel. It is also possible to spend the night in the Dali mountain hunting farm, which is located 45 km away from Dedoplistskaro.
Tel: +995 577 10 18 49