Mestia is a highland townlet (daba) in northwest Georgia, at an elevation of 1,500 metres (4,921 feet) in the Caucasus Mountains.According to the current administrative subdivision of Georgia, Mestia is located in the Svaneti region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti province (mkhare), some 128 kilometres (80 miles) northeast of the regional capital of Zugdidi. Mestia and the adjoining 132 villages form Mestia District (raioni). Its area is 30,444 square kilometres (11,754 sq mi) and its population is 14,248 (2,600 in the town itself), according to the 2002 Georgia census. It was granted the status of a townlet (Georgian: daba) in 1968. Historically and ethnographically, Mestia has always been regarded a chief community of Zemo, or Upper Svaneti province. It was formerly known as Seti. The population is mostly Svans, a cultural and linguistic subgroup of the Georgians. Despite its small size, the townlet was an important centre of Georgian culture for centuries and contains a number of medieval monuments, such as churches and forts, included in a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mestia is served by the Queen Tamar Airport, which is operated by the state-owned company United Airports Georgia, since 2010. The townlet is dominated by stone defensive towers of a type seen in Ushguli ("Svan towers"). A typical Svan fortified dwelling consisted of a tower, an adjacent house (machub) and some other household structures encircled by a defensive wall. Unique icons and manuscripts are kept in Mestia Historical-Ethnographic Museum. Mestia is also a center of mountaineer tourism and alpinism
Ureki is one of the most popular coastal resorts in the seaside, located in the Ozurgeti area (Western Georgia), 50 kilometers from Batumi. The coast of Ureki is a strip of pine and eucalyptus forests, which in combination with the sea air fills the whole area with a very special intoxicating aroma. The rich gifts of nature - the sea, the sun, fine velvety sand, possessing magnetic properties - make the resort of Ureki a unique place for active recreation and treatment. In contrast to other Black Sea resorts here - sandy beaches. And not simple - fine-grained sand is enriched with magnetite, which is called "magnetic sands". People come here to improve their health - doctors say that the magnetic sands of Ureki help with diseases of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Black magnetic sands on the beaches of Georgia are a rare and unique phenomenon.
Nekresi is an ancient monastery complex, located in the municipality of Kvareli of Kakheti, high on the hillside above the Alazani Valley. Basilica standing here is dates in the second half of IV century. It is now an integral part of the complex and is considered one of the oldest Christian places of worship in Georgia. The monastery was founded here in the VI century by St. Abibos Nekreseli, one of the famous thirteen Syrian fathers. Since the region was then under Persian occupation, Abibos was executed later by the Persians in Mtskheta (he was buried in the temple Samtavro in mtskheta). Later the monastery repeatedly suffered from invasions of all sorts. The monastery is also famous for repelling an invading Muslim army by releasing pigs down the mountainside. At the sight of the pigs the invaders withdrew. To commemorate this event, the Blessed Virgin Church at the monastery became the only church in Georgia to which a pig can be sacrificed. The monastery itself is valid. Situated on top of a steep hill overlooking the Alazani valley, the complex contains various ecclesiastical buildings built at different times, including: the Blessed Virgin Church (VI-VII century); a basilica-type church that dates to the IV century (one of the earliest surviving Christian churches); a two-storey bishop’s palace (IX century); a four-storey tower (XVI century); and a wine cellar (marani). The entire monastery complex has been restored and it is possible to climb the tower, and to enter the monastery churches and the ancient wine cellar (marani). On the territory there are a few benches and amazing views of the Alazani Valley.