Hidden Photography Gem: Sanatorium Medea in Kutaisi

Sanatorium Medea picture entrance

Written by Mehdi

Founder and chief photographer and videographer at Artmakers Studio in Tbilisi, Georgia

January 26, 2024

Hey there, fellow travelers and adventure seekers! In this post, I’m thrilled to take you on a virtual journey to one of Georgia’s best-kept secrets – the enchanting Sanatorium Medea in the Soviet town of Tskaltubo near Kutaisi. Tucked away amidst the lush landscapes and forests, this hidden gem promises an experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

Location of Sanatorium Medea on the map→

Situated 15 km north west of Kutaisi (20-min drive), Sanatorium Medea is a unique blend of historic charm and natural beauties. As you step into the welcoming embrace of this historical health retreat, you’ll find yourself transported to a world where tranquility and rejuvenation take center stage.

The first thing that strikes you about Sanatorium Medea is its stunning architecture. With its rundown facade and picturesque surroundings, this place is a haven for anyone seeking an unusual experience in Georgia.

For those with a penchant for photography and videography, Sanatorium Medea is a dream come true. Every nook and cranny of this beautiful retreat is a canvas waiting to be captured. From the ornate details of the historic building to the breathtaking views of the surrounding nature, photographers and videographers will find endless inspiration.

However, what sets Sanatorium Medea apart and makes it an absolute must-visit for wedding photography and videography is its romantic and dreamy atmosphere. The well-manicured gardens, the quaint bridges over babbling streams nearby, and the majestic trees create the perfect backdrop for capturing the most special moments of your big day. Imagine saying your vows under a canopy of green leaves or stealing a quiet moment with your partner by the charming pond – every frame is a work of art waiting to be crafted.

The play of natural light throughout the day adds a magical touch to the photographs, creating a warm and ethereal glow. Whether you’re planning a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, Sanatorium Medea offers a variety of stunning settings that cater to every couple’s unique vision.

Sanatorium Medea in Kutaisi is not just a destination; it’s an experience waiting to unfold. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or a couple in search of the perfect wedding venue, this hidden gem checks all the boxes. So, pack your bags, charge your cameras, and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime at Sanatorium Medea!

It’s free to visit. Here are the directions to Sanatorium Medea on the map→

There are also many good locations for photography in Tbilisi. Don’t miss that blog post!


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