You have to take Tbilisi-Tianeti Road, which starts from the Gldani District. Serpentine-like road going through the spectacular woody mountains up to the top and then down. The government is making road renovation works, so the part of the road is already in good condition, but some still not, so please note, that the driving time will take approximately 1,5 h each direction and the best time to depart Tbilisi is 9-10 am Directions where to go you can see in the map.
Area of Sioni is very beautiful, with crystal clear air and the reservoir’s waters are not polluted, because it is no pollution sources in this area. The only “traditional” Georgian problem is huge amount of waste in a coastline, so if you are too sensitive to that, please choose further way from the traditional resting place directly at the dam, as for example suggested (see dashed lines).
Pictures by Aleksandrs Znovs ©