How to Spend a Weekend in Gori, Georgia

How to Spend a Weekend in Gori, Georgia, Gori, Georgia (B)

Gori is the central city of Shida Kartli region, located around 85 km from Tbilisi, the capital. It’s considered to be one of the oldest settlements in the country. The proximity of the town to the capital enables you to visit it as a day or two-day trip. There are limited things to do in Gori, but the main reason tourists go there is to explore the birthplace and the museum of the Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin and travel back in time while wandering the ancient Uplistsikhe cave town. 

Getting to Gori is not a problem at all. There are daily minibuses, we call marshrutka, that runs every hour from Didube Bus Station, near Didube Metro stop. The price of the minibus from Tbilisi to Gori is 3₾ one way. The journey takes around an hour, so if you plan on exploring the town as a day trip from Tbilisi, you can definitely manage it. The same goes with Gori to Tbilisi marshrutkas – they run every hour until 7 pm.

If you are traveling around Georgia with a car, you’ll need to follow S1 highway from Tbilisi that goes through Mtskheta and Khidistavi.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Spend a Weekend in Gori, Georgia
Guide Location: Georgia » Gori
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Baia Dzagnidze
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Joseph Stalin Museum
  • Great Patriotic War Museum
  • Sergi Makalatia Gori Historical and Ethnographic Museum
  • Gori Fortress
  • I. Gogebashvili Garden
  • Warrior Memorial
  • Uplistsikhe cave town
  • Mzareulebi restaurant
  • Cafe 22
  • Champs-Elysees
  • guesthouse Salxino