On the territory of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, in the gorge of river Nunisistskali, is situated climatic spa resort of Nunisi, 27 km away from Kharagauli. The name of the village is connected with therapeutic water curing skin disease of itching. Unique microclimate of Nunisi is shaped up by mingled, deciduous and coniferous forest. Natural treatment factors - climate and highly moisturized water - are especially good for those who suffer from skin and nervous disorders. Water deeply penetrates tissues and facilitates dissolution of affected layers of skin.
According to the popular hearsay, application of Nunisi water for therapeutic purposes was started many times ago, back in the fi rst half of IX century. When people noticed that domestic animals with the help of mineral water were cured from itching, they tried to use it themselves and were successful. Step by step curing qualities of Nunisi water became known in the whole country of Georgia and hamlet of Nunisi and Nunisi water were mentioned by Vakhushti Batonishvili as very pleasing and useful. There is also a legend about discovery of Nunisi water linked with great Georgian king, David Aghmashenebeli (the Builder). As the rumor goes, David was returning from battle. Horses were tired after marching and their skin was stripped off and covered with ulcers. When they plunged into Nunisi waters their skin was healed. The king was happy and he made donation to the local church of the village. Even today the Church of St. Mary dating to IX-X cc. in Nunisi is operating.
RESORT OF NUNISI
Loca Location: frontline of the Likhi (Surami) range
Distance: 30 km from Kharagauli, 85 km from Kutaisi, 210 km from Tbilisi.
Elevation from sea level: 750-800 m
Natural treatment factors: subtropical climate of low mountains, and nitrogen, methane, slightly sulfi de, silicon, chloride-hydro-carbonate, sodium (and calcium-sodium) mineral waters with general mineralization 0,2-0,4 g/dm3;
Water discharge: 80 thous. l/day
Types of therapy: mineral water baths, passive climate therapy
Diseases for treatment: psoriasis, neurodermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, chronic nettle rash, neuralgia, neuritis, radiculitis and others.