Georgia is a small country situated in the south of the Great Caucasus, between the Black and Caspian seas. Despite its size, it is the bearer of a rich cultural and traditional inheritance preserved over centuries and described in various myths and legends. The name of the country ‘Georgia’ is believed to be taken from the Persian word gorg which means ‘land of wolves’. The history of Georgia goes back at least 3500 years and Christianity (the state religion) was adopted 2000 years ago.
Rustavi is located in the southeast of Georgia, in the province of Kvemo Kartli, situated 25 km southeast of the capital Tbilisi on the Mtkvari River. Rustavi is the largest city in the Tbilisi agglomeration with a population of around 120,000. After Tbilisi it is the most important industrial area and is dominated by the Rustavi Metallurgical Plant.
Situated in the Georgian mountain village of Pona, 150 km from the capital Tbilisi, is the 100 hectare Eco Village, the result of an initiative by a Georgian foundation. Located in the Eco Village is the ISCR campsite. This is situated in attractive countryside, close to major tourist attractions such as Lagodekhi Wild Life Reserve and the historical town of Khvareli.