In the days of the Golden Fleece, Kutaisi was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Colchis and it remains Georgia’s second largest city. The jewels in its crown are without a doubt the Bagrati Cathedral and the Gelati Monastery, both UNESCO listed, occupying prime locations overlooking the city and the River Rioni. Other landmarks to check out include the Statue of David near the university, Gora Park with its fabulous vistas and fair reached by car or funicular and the White Bridge near the old palace.