What resorts on the waters are worth visiting in Georgia? Tbilisi Reservoir resort.
A popular resort place, the Tbilisi Reservoir or the sea, was created on the site of several small salt lakes. In summer, the water temperature rises to 28 degrees, which attracts tourists very much. The Tbilisi National Park was founded around the reservoir, which is the most important center of tourism development.
Tbilisi Reservoir (Tbilisi Sea) it extends for 11.8 km to the east of the city. It was created in 1951 on the site of several small salt lakes - Avlabar, Ilgunian and Kukian. It is assumed that all three of these lakes in ancient times were in the bed of the Kura River. The length of the reservoir is 8.75 km, the maximum width is 1.85 km, the total area is 11.6 km2, and the maximum depth is 45 meters. The reservoir is replenished mainly by the waters of the Iori and Aragvi rivers. It is used for irrigation needs, for water supply of Tbilisi, for fishing, for water sports.
The water temperature of the Tbilisi Sea is characterized by very high variability (on average 18 °). The water in the reservoir does not freeze, although the coastal strip (that is, the shoal) is covered with ice. In July and August, the water warms up to +26 °, and then the Tbilisi Sea becomes an attractive place for many vacationers.
In 2007, at the expense of the forest lands of the Tianeti, Mtskheta and Sagaredzh forestry, Didgorsky experimental and demonstration forestry and Saguramsky State Nature Reserve was restored and expanded Tbilisi National Park, which was founded in 1975. This park is called the lungs of the city. The purpose of this park is to preserve rare plants and the forest ecosystem characteristic of this territory in the central part of Eastern Georgia, to protect biological and landscape diversity, to create prerequisites for environmental safety, as well as to ensure the development of recreational, ecotouristic and educational activities in the natural environment.
The Tbilisi National Park is also important from the point of view of tourism development. The protected area is located near two significant cities of Georgia- Tbilisi and Mtskheta is directly adjacent to the architectural masterpiece of the sixth century - Mtskheta Jvari from here an extraordinary panorama of the city of Mtskheta opens.
Location: Ior plateau, northeast of Tbilisi.
Distance: from the center of Tbilisi - 12 km.
Altitude above sea level: 630-650 m.
Terrain: mountainous and hilly.
Climate: mild, continental, moderately dry. Winter is mild, with little snow, the average temperature in January is -1 °C. Summer is hot. The average temperature in August is 24°C.
Average annual precipitation: 554 mm.
Relative humidity: 66%.
Duration of sunshine per year: 2112 hours.