Okatse Canyon

On the territory of Okatse Canyon there is a suspension path, a pedestrian path, an orangery built by an Italian designer, a Dadiani bath and a three cascaded waterfall in the village of Kinchkha. There are also eco-educational amphitheater and an ethnographic exposition square.

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Okatse Canyon

On the territory of Okatse Canyon there is a suspension path, a pedestrian path, an orangery built by an Italian designer, a Dadiani bath and a three cascaded waterfall in the village of Kinchkha. There are also eco-educational amphitheater and an ethnographic exposition square.

The river Okatse flows from Askhi Mountain. Length of its canyon – the most beautiful and oldest one (more than million years) – is about 16 km. Width is 10 – 15 m in some places; depth is more than 50 m. There are many bridges made of natural stone (“kvakhidi” - Stonebridge); one of them is “Boga” – the depth of the canyon reaches 100 m here. The canyon has caves with Karst waters flowing out of them. Tectonic splinters were found on the territory of the canyon. The river makes many pools and lakes which reflect white bottom through their blue–green clear waters. Length of one of the lakes – “Oskhapo” – is 60 m. A bottom of the ravine is inclined backwards is some places. A lower part of the ravine is tenth of meters higher than its middle part. There are unique willow plants on the edges of the canyon.

One of the attractions of the canyon is Dadiani Wood Park which holds 50 ha in area. The last duke of Mingrelia (Kinchkha was a part of the Senaki municipality until 1923) Davit Dadiani and his wife Ekaterine Chavchavadze started construction works in the middle of the nineteenth century. Two wonderful castles were built by the architect Vasiliev’s project. One of them was burnt by rebelled social-democrats in 1905 (the second one is destroyed nowadays). An orchard made by foreign designers with alleys, church, springs and a swan lake holds 15 ha of area.

Few waterfalls decorate the canyon. A three cascaded waterfall of the village of Kinchkha is the most important one – it is one the highest waterfalls in Georgia. The two upper cascades are on the right inflow of the river; the first is about 25 m high and the second – 70 m. After the flow connects to the river Satsiskvile it makes the third cascade which is 35 m high.


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