To reach Sairme, you have to drive about 50 km from Kutaisi, the ancient city of West Georgia. Once you pass Kutaisi, you’ll find yourself in one of the most beautiful gorges being adorned with majestic forests. The road winds through a dense, ancient forest, finally leading you up to Sairme.
First references to Sairme waters date back to the end of the 19th century. The favorite place of the deer in the forests owned by the Eristavis (a medieval Georgian aristocrat, usually associated to the English “duke”) in Imereti was noticed first by hunters.
According to the popular legend, it was discovered by the brothers going after a wounded deer. The spring was flowing on stones reddened with rust, with everything around being whitewashed with salt. Herds of deer took turns to get to the salt and water. That’s why the place was called Sairme (in Georgian it means “the place where the deer dwell”).
Soon the place drew the attention of herders as well who discovered another peculiarity – grass in one place just about 3 km off the deer’s spring remained constantly green throughout the year. The falling snow was not lasting and the soil would get dry within a matter of minutes after rain. The answer to the secret of this “magic” valley came up in the twenties of the 20th century after the geologists discovered thermal mineral springs deep in the ground.
Healing water used at the resort for the treatment of various diseases, including the pathology of the kidneys, inflammation of the urogenital system, the gallbladder and bile - excretory tract, inflammation of the liver and intestines.
As healing water, Sairme water is also used for the treatment of diseases of the neuropathology, cardio - vascular, bone - joint and endocrine systems of human's body.
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