This surprisingly enchanting city fascinates the visitors at first sight. While wandering through the narrow, winding paths, oriental alleys, and buzzing streets of Tbilisi even a little stone can retell its historical past. The territory counts more than 6 000 years since having been inhabited, however as the city, according to the folktale it was founded by the King Vakhtang Gorgasali in the 5th century (AD). The King was hunting in the forest when his falcon chased a pheasant. The birds fell into a hot water spring with the steam coming out from it.
The Surprised King gave an order to build a city on this site, moreover, the name of the city derives from the word “tbili” – warm in Georgian. After Vakhtang’s death, his successor King Dachi moved the capital from Mtskheta to Tbilisi.