Do you want to have fun with your friends ,to escape the heat of the city to picnic, or relax in the modern , pleasant cafes overlooking the lake, then , this place is for you . The lake is surrounded by a thick forest , so you may forget about being in the capital of Georgia . There was a time, when there were too many turtles here, in this lake, this is how the lake got its name . You can see turtles still,but not as much , as before.
There are nice beaches ,where you can get tanned ,cozy cafes, playgrounds for children , sports grounds and a jogging track around the lake. What else can tourist do here? Well , I’ve got more good news for you, because you can ride on a catamaran, swim , sunbathe, and nowadays, it’s become known for hiking. That’s great, right? When it’s warm, especially at weekends, you can just come here not only by foot or by car , but also, with an aerial tramway leading from Tbilisi’s Vake Municipality (believe me or not, costs only 1 lari in each direction ) and enjoy.
This place is popular among the young ones, because here you can listen Georgian DGs’ performances in the open air, and have fun with them . even it’s always crowded, you still feel very calm, because nature is with you,pure water is flapping , birds are singing and the sun is shining between the branches.
Other important things you should know about Turtle Lake :
1.It’s 10 km from Tbilisi center .
2.Elevation above Sea level is 687 m
3. Climate : mild , continental , moderately dry, winter mild with few snowfalls , mean temperature in January 0.6 degrees centigrade.
Summer hot,dry, mean temperature in August 22,1 degrees centigrade.