Prometheus Cave, is located near the Georgian town of Tskhaltubo, 20 km away from Kutaisi in Imereti region in the West of the country. The cave was discovered in 1984 and was almost immediately developed as a show cave. It is the biggest cave in Georgia. Although only one tenth is open for tourists, it takes about an hour to explore it. Inside there are underground lakes and rivers;
Today, surrounded by a 3km long specifically designed landscape area, Kumistavi cave is one of the most touristy spots of Georgia. It is a unique experience to feel the underworld atmosphere in all its glory and colors. Tourists may choose between walking tours along the 1600 meters route, and the boat ride along the underground river. Visitors are amazed with breathtaking views of stalactites, stalagmites, petrified waterfalls, underground rivers and lakes of the cave. All of which are spectacularly highlighted by one of the most amazing feature of the place – an underground light system filled with LED lights. There is a constant comfortable 14 degree Celsius (57F) temperature inside the cave, which allows tourists to spend as much time as they want inside all year round.
Amirani is the name of a culture hero of a Georgian epic who resembles the Classical Prometheus. the legend itself is traced between 3,000 and 2,000 years BC at the beginning of the first Iron Age, as in the myth Demiurge Amirani defies God by introducing to the human kind the use of metal, and just like Prometheus, he is punished and chained on Caucasus with his cursed dog Kursha. Similar to the Prometheus myth, an eagle eats his liver in the day, but it heals itself every night.