Imereti – The Land of the Golden Fleece
Have you heard of Jason and the Argonauts? Of course you have… but do you know where their long quest for the Golden Fleece eventually took them? And even if you’ve heard of the fabulously wealthy Kingdom of Colchis, where King Aeetes kept the treasured fleece under jealous guard, you probably don’t know exactly where that kingdom lies, right?
The answer to the question is to be found in West Georgia - the historic region of Imereti.
Sadly, today we can’t show you the Golden Fleece - legend says it was spirited away to Greece long ago - but as Jason himself put it, “in Colchis there is something else of worth besides the Golden Fleece.” The same is true of Colchis - or Imereti - today.