Five of Georgia’s most impressive protected areas welcomed visitors for free to mark World Tourism Day on Monday, with dozens of museum spaces across the country expected to follow suit on Tuesday.
In order to celebrate the international date, tourism and national park organizations have made all five sites – Prometheus and Sataplia Caves, Martvili Canyon, Okatse Canyon and Waterfall – accessible without entrance fees.
Sites in western Georgia have welcomed those discovering their caves, waterfalls and sites of ancient remains of wildlife, as the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has designated World Tourism Day this year with the theme “tourism for inclusive growth”, Agenda.ge reported.
On Tuesday, the movement will be joined by the Ministry of Culture, which will open the doors of its 24 museum sites and 12 museum-reserves free of charge. The ministry released the full list of outdoor venues and places in its social media post.
From the Georgian National Museum and Art Palace in Tbilisi to the historic Dadiani Palace in western Georgia and the cave towns of Uplistsikhe and Vardzia, the state cultural body will seek to “promote cultural and historical treasures and expand access ”.