Explore Chiatura: Katskhi, Cableways & More Private tour

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Our adventure begins with a visit to the enigmatic Katskhi Pillar, a 40-meter-high limestone monolith that commands the skies above the Karshuna River gorge. A testament to the resilience of faith, this striking natural wonder is crowned with a church and monastery built by the Stylites, a group of early Christian ascetics. The lone inhabitant, Monk Maxime, has lived in solitude and silence for years, adding an air of mystery to this already mesmerizing location.

Next, we transport you to the heart of Chiatura, a town steeped in history and shaped by its Soviet past. Once a thriving hub of manganese mining, Chiatura's brutalist architecture stands as a testament to its industrial heritage. Wander the streets and marvel at the remnants of a bygone era, culminating in a visit to the Chiatura Pioneer Palace, an exquisite example of Soviet brutalist design.

Chiatura's crowning glory is its extraordinary cable car system, boasting 12 passenger lines and several cargo lines that extend over 6,000 meters in length. As we ascend, enjoy the exhilarating sensation of soaring through the skies while taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and gorge. This unique mode of transportation is still used by locals, providing an authentic glimpse into daily life in Chiatura.

As we delve further into Chiatura, we uncover its fascinating urbex history. A veritable playground for urban explorers, the town's decaying infrastructure and abandoned buildings whisper stories of the past. Immerse yourself in the enigmatic atmosphere as our expert guide reveals the secrets of this off-the-beaten-path destination.

Throughout the day, our friendly guide will ensure you experience the true essence of Georgia's rich culture and stunning natural beauty. Beginning at your hotel or place of residence in Tbilisi, we will accompany you on this unforgettable journey into the heart of real Georgia.

As the sun begins to set and our adventure draws to a close, we will return to Tbilisi and escort you back to your hotel or place of residence. With memories of a lifetime and a newfound appreciation for Chiatura's unique history and culture, you'll be left with a lasting impression of this remarkable tour.

Don't let this extraordinary opportunity pass you by! Join us for an immersive and unforgettable exploration of Chiatura's hidden treasures, as we weave a captivating narrative that is sure to enchant and inspire. Book your tour today and secure your place.
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Duration of the tour around 10 hours Tour suitable for everyone Private tour to Chiatura English
10-12 hours Easy Private Russian


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available from Tbilisi, Mtskheta)


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

  • Please note that old cable cars are closed or under repair and visiting them may not be possible

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  • Monastery Mgvimevi in a cave
  • Katskhi Pillar
  • Cableways Chiatura
  • Chiatura Pioneer Palace
  • Chiatura Market
  • See stunning aerial views of Chiatura and its stunning natural surroundings
  • Private and flexible day tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide


  1. Pick-up from Tbilisi
  2. Monastery Mgvimevi
  3. Katskhi Pillar
  4. Cableways Chiatura
  5. Pioneers Palace
  6. Drop-off at Tbilisi