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SATAPLIA AND PROMETHEUS CAVES

Sataplia Cave together with Prometheus Cave are one of the main tourist attractions around Kutaisi Town, in Republic of Georgia.

Sataplia is a rather small cave located in Tskaltubo, Georgia. It is famous for fine speleothems and the dinosaur footprints nearby. The tour enters the through-cave on one hillside, crosses the hill underground and then goes back on the surface past the dinosaur footprints.

The cave is named after Mt. Sataplia (494m), an extinct volcano, which gained its name from the local tradition of collecting honey from the bees that inhabit the mountain's southern slope. Sataplia means 'place of honey'.  The preserve of Mt. Sataplia was intended to protect the five caves of the area and the dinosaur footprints. At the moment there are 200 footprints known, found in two different layers of the Cretaceous limestone.

Prometheus caves - Discovered in Imereti region in 1984, Prometheus Cave is one of Georgia's natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking examples of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, underground rivers, and lakes. Khvamli Mountain is visible from Prometheus Cave and is the place where legend says that Prometheus was chained.

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