Prometheus Cave
Prometheus Cave
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,463 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
It was, of course, President Mikheil Saakashvili who came up with the brilliant idea of re-opening these caves and marketing them as Prometheus. He had a lot of these glitter projects to kick-start tourism in Georgia. Open again since 2011, visitors can visit 6 of the 22 halls, about 1,800m of the total 11km that make up all connected caves.
I found the caves mildly interesting (OK, so I am a spoiled traveler) and the visit hugely frustrating : after buying your ticket, you have to wait 20/30 minutes until they gather enough people to proceed. Once they have their required number (40 to 50) you snake SLOWLY down and up some 700 stairs, occasionally stopping for the guide to give an explanation in Georgian, then Russian, then English. It is just a painful experience.
Written 3 November 2023
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Marek_ZG
Zielona Gora, Poland1,548 contributions
Sept 2023 • Business
It is amazing what nature is capable of creating and what had its beginning something 60-70 million years ago. Certainly it should be a must in your itinerary.
Written 22 September 2023
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TxGal4Ever
Conroe, TX155 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
I have been to many caves in the U.S. way better than this one. They take way too many people per tour (40+). Many people are not mobile enough to navigate the numerous stairs very well, and there are a lot! The cave is not at all interesting, and there is a TON of walking upstairs and downstairs. Each stop, you have to wait for the huge group of people to arrive so the guide can begin speaking. There is more walking up and down stairs between the 3 or 4 rooms than anything else. I believe it is 1420 meters long. For those of us in the U.S. that is 15 football fields, but going up and down many, many staircases & not seeing anything spectacular. The guide did give the tour in English, but since there were no other English speakers, it was hard to hear because people started talking.
Written 26 August 2023
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LucaSanv
Naples, Italy615 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Potentially interesting karst cave, but the visits are badly organized. Coloured lights everywhere give a strong sense of artificial, the guide barely speaks and gives the least indispensable information, the boat staff smoke in the cave and throw the cigarette butts in the water. Not to mention the higher ticket price for non Georgian citizens.
If you have already visited other karst caves in other countries, you can definitely skip this. In any case it's not worth any detour, go there only if you are in Kutaisi and have spare time.
Written 8 August 2023
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Nora D
5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
The place was beautiful and absolutely worth seeing. The management of the place however is quite terrible. First of all, the tour is mandatory. The woman giving our tour, had a very unclear voice and almost no one could hear her. Second of all, they take in so many people at once that you won’t really be able to take pictures or observe much of the place. Third, if you book a boat ride, you’ll have the wait about 45 minutes for the boat as they take in so much people, yet the boat Carries about 10 people or less. On top of that, the staff is rude and I haven’t experienced any rudeness in Georgia besides this. They don’t really give information and seem like the genuinely can’t be bothered.
Written 5 August 2023
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Maria K
86 contributions
Jun 2023
Really interesting caves. Huge caverns that are well lit with some nice displays. It is incredibly busy though so I would suggest going as early as possible. The tour we did was packed - at least 50 people - which made it difficult to hear the guide at times (she did the tour in 3 languages and a lot of people started talking once their language was finished). Smaller tours would make the experience far better.
Written 4 July 2023
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SZing
Pardesiyya, Israel102 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This was a very big stalactite/stalagmite cave. We’ve visited many of these in various countries and this was probably the largest and longest we’ve seen. The place is well organized with guided tours. Our guide did a combination Russian/Georgian/English tour which was a bit tedious but not too bad. The tour is mostly walking with a short boat ride at the end. I’d recommend skipping the boat part as it’s short and doesn’t really add anything to the experience. Overall this was a nice excursion.
Written 29 May 2023
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stmichel25
Bengaluru, India57 contributions
May 2023 • Family
This cave is massive and the stalagmites and stalactites are huge. We’ve seen smaller ones in the US but this was amazing. By the way the colours you see in the pics are just lighting and that also made a lot brighter on android phones. In reality the caves and the inside is cream or brown. At certain points they play music and highlight certain areas with different coloured lights in a light hue.
Written 22 May 2023
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Vladislav K
3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Nice place to see, especially if you fly from Kutaisi. Boat exit is mandatory for complete experience.
Written 12 February 2023
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Stephen E
Rotterdam, The Netherlands351 contributions
Aug 2022
I have seen a few caves in my time, sorry this was not worth the long journey at all. On top of that we shared the tour with incredibly rude Russian tourists.
Written 5 December 2022
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