Bakuriani – is one of the most beautiful mountain-climatic resorts, which is located in the Borjomi Gorge. The resort is situated on the northern slopes of the Lesser Caucasus, 1700 m above sea level. Bakuriani is distinguished by its location. It is surrounded by mountains, the slopes of which are covered by the coniferous forests (spruce, pine, blue spruce ...). Due to the coniferous forests the air is clean. There are Alpine meadows above the forests. There is a head of Borjomi mineral, healing water, known to the world. A unique, special climate is conditioned by the resort location in the subtropical zone, on the relatively high altitude. Summer is moderately cool (The average temperature in August is +14 degrees). The freeze begins in late September. Winter is moderately cold. (The average temperature in January is – 6.0 degrees). The average height of the snow coat is 64 cm. The duration of the solar light is more than 2500 hours a year. The dry mountain air, saturated with the aroma of the coniferous forests and a large amount of the solar radiation create favorable conditions for recreation and effective climatotherapy. Thanks to its unique climatic conditions, Bakuriani can attract different types of tourists throughout the year Particularly, in winter it is a favorite gathering place for alpine skiing lovers. The season lasts from late November to mid-April. In summer this medical resort is best for families and children. Cool summer, spruce-groves, high mountains, great views, fresh air, plenty of tourist routes to the mountain passes, lakes, the picturesque Borjomi Gorge and historic monuments are the best prerequisites for spending wonderful summer days.
Amazingly rich natural conditions made Bakuriani well-known at the beginning of the XIX century. Initially, Ukrainians settled here and then the people of different nationalities joined them. So, Bakuriani became a multinational settlement. The main activity was wood processing. Materials were sent to Germany to make high-quality musical instruments. After announcing the Borjomi Gorge as a residence of the Russian Emperor, the only narrow gauge railroad in Georgia was constructed from Borjomi to Bakuriani, which is still valid and a lot of passengers use it. You can see an unforgettable, fantastic landscape from the open train named 'Kukushka'.
Bakuriani is a skiing center of the international importance. In 1932 the first ski base was opened. From Bakuriani to mountain Kokhtagora (1300 m) and Tskhratskaro Pass (3500 m) the ski lifts of modern European standards and ski runs have been constructed. New luxury hotels, spa centres, family hotels, hostels, restaurants, and cafes are always ready for guests throughout the year. Bakuriani was nominated for one of the candidates to host Winter Olympic Games 2014.
In Bakuriani the following diseases can be treated: lymphadenitis, chronic non-tubercular diseases of the respiratory organs, chronic bronchitis - especially in children, anemia, hormonal problems, endocrine and nervous system diseases, syndrome of chronic fatigue, obesity and etc.
Bakuriani spa centers offer visitors unique spa procedures that have strong recreational effects with combination of the climate. In addition, the Borjomi Gorge brands – the dust of cones, fir-cone jam and honey, gained in the high mountains (1200-1500 m) cure avitaminosis, bronchial diseases, chronic coughing and fills the body with the fresh energy more...