The Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park is a protected area in central Georgia, situated in the Lesser caucasus. The total area covers 107083 hectares and it’s one of the biggest protected territories of Europe and the first International Standard park in Caucasia. It was created in 1995, but officially opened 2001.
On the territory of The Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park there are grown such rare, endemic species of plants, which are sited on the Red List of Georgia. Among them we meet: chestnut (Castanea sativa), Colchis oak (Quercus hartwissiana), yew (Taxus baccata), Steven's peony (Paeonia steveniana) and Vinogradov's iris (Iridodictyum winogradowii).
The fauna of the national park is very diverse as well. Among the reptiles, there are several species of lizards and snakes, like Caucasian Agama and Greek Tortoise. Among native birds there are distinguished: Golden eagle, Griffon vulture, Black vulture and Caucasian Black grouse. We also meet carnivores and hoofed animals: Gray wolf, lynx, Brown bear, Roe deer, Wild boar, Caucasian Red deer.
For the lovers of antiquity and history – adjacent territories of the National Park are rich in historical monuments of IX- XIII centuries.
The Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park has the best touristic infrastructure. Its different places like Marelisi, Atskuri, Likani and Kvabiskhevi suggest comfortable shelters to its visitors. Besides that, in Borjomi and Bakuriani borough you will meet a lot of small or big comfortable hotels.