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The oldest wooden synagogue in Kulashi is about 200 years old; it dates back to the 18th century. It was restored a few years ago. Today any visitor can see its stunning ornaments and paintings. The synagogue has the status of national importance.
Vani, located at the left bank of river Sulori, is a town in the Imereti region of western Georgia. According to scholars “Vani” in old Georgian meant “Home”. Vani is an ancient inhabited district. The oldest archeological object, which was discovered there, dates back to the 8th-6th BC. Shabtay Tsuri also known as Shota Tsotsiashvili, who was Georgian-Jewish politician and diplomat was born here. Regarding the Jewish sites you can find: a Synagogue, which was built in the 19th century and Jewish graveyard there.
The Jewish Graveyard in Vani was opened in the 19th century and is located on Otar Lortkipanidze Street. The cemetery is well maintained and Jewish inscriptions are readable. The cemetery is no longer active. Jews from Israel often visit Vani to see the graves of their ancestors.
Discover the fascinating 2,000+ year history of Georgia’s Jewish community as you visit several major Jewish settlements and their beautiful synagogues on this 9-day Jewish tour of Georgia. Learn about the origins and history of Jews in the country, how Jewish people have practiced their faith and culture here over many years, and how the community endured during the years of Soviet repression. Get to know Georgia’s small, but vibrant, community of Jews today – meet the locals and find out about their lifestyle and institutions, taste traditional Georgian-Jewish dishes, and hear the unique Judeo-Georgian language. In addition, explore some of Georgia’s other historical and tourism highlights.
Set in Kutaisi, 700 m from Colchis Fountain, Pomegranate Hotel features air-conditioned accommodation and a bar. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hotel the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels and guests at Pomegranate Hotel can enjoy a continental breakfast. Bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation and the area is popular for fishing and canoeing. Bagrati Cathedral is 2 km from Pomegranate Hotel, while White Bridge is 2.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Kutaisi International Airport, 23 km from the hotel. This is our guests' favourite part of Kutaisi, according to independent reviews.
Relaxing atmosphere, high quality comfort and traditional Georgian hospitality. They offer all the elegance and charm of a private home in the heart of Imereti.