If you are on the fence about visiting this Eastern European country, wonder no more. Here are the reasons to choose Georgia as your next travel destination:
The Sun, the Sea and the Mountains
The unique country of Georgia is situated in the Transcaucasia at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.
Throughout the world, Georgia is renowned for its high mountains with alpine green hills and even tropical forests.
Majestic mountain peaks have become the hallmark of Georgia.
Its climate is mild continental while clean air, 365 days of sun, amazing lakes and mountainous rivers with abundant thermal springs alongside with the Black Sea beaches make Georgia a perfect destination for recreation.
Georgian numerous resorts are divided into balneological, mountain-climatic and high-mountainous. Among the most popular health resorts that undoubtedly worth visiting we can mention Borjomi, Utsera, Sairme, Kojori, Jama, Batumi, Ureki. The world recognized resort of Borjomi with its healing mineral waters is Georgia’s national pride.
After a busy city life full of anxiety and rush all you need is to get lost in the laps of Georgia’s stunning nature. This is exactly what you need to gain strength and harmony.
Georgia offers limitless varieties for spending your vacation.
The lovers of ecotourism can visit Svaneti and Tusheti regions where they can find nearly untouched nature with authentic old-Georgian lifestyle.
Fans of extreme sports and winter recreation can enjoy their holidays at world-class winter resorts of Gudauri or Bakuriani.
And finally, those who prefer trekking or climbing can conquer its numerous mountain peaks, the most famous of which is Kazbegi.
The waters of Black Sea are eager to embrace you as well. Thus Georgia due to its diverse nature will heal not only your body but also your soul.
Ancient History and Culture
Have you ever been dreaming about traveling to the past?
If your answer is positive then dreams come true. All you need is just to grab a ticket to Georgia – the country with rich history and intangible cultural heritage.
Georgia is a country with truly outstanding landscapes, medieval churches, monasteries and ancient traditions. Here every stone is a silent witness of the rich past. The country is almost packed with shrines and ancient sights the majority of which is closely linked with Christianity. In Georgia religion has always been the indispensable part of the culture.
There are numerous monasteries and churches that were built many centuries ago. Most of them are included in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list.
The list of must-visit places and most interesting things to do in Georgia includes Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta which is considered to be the first capital of Georgia. Today it’s the residence of the Georgian Orthodox Apostolic Church.
All the sights show high artistic and cultural level attained by this ancient kingdom.
Apart from religious shrines, there are a lot of historical monuments.
The top tourist destination is leading us to Upper Svaneti which represents an outstanding combination of mountain scenery with medieval villages and authentic tower houses. The cave town of Vardzia is also an exciting place to visit. This unique cave city, carved into the steep hill wall at an altitude of 1300 m is an outstanding example of Georgian medieval architecture.
The wine capital of the world
Not everyone knows that Georgia was one of the first countries in the world that produced wine by means of fermentation in special egg-shaped jars called «kvevri».
Archaeologists proved that native Georgian wine making in kvevri have been in use for more than 8000 years and now is a part of the intangible heritage of humanity according to UNESCO.
Wine in Georgia is, in fact, a national treasure attracting tourists and wine lovers from all over the world. For many centuries wine making was not only the basis of Georgia’s economic and wealth but also part of its spiritual culture. Wine for a Georgian is not just a drink. The wine strengthens the national spirit, unites the guests over a traditional Caucasian feast table called «supra». Grapevine is sung in Georgian legends and folk songs.
Never visit Georgia if you are planning to lose weight otherwise you tend to fail. Being situated at the crossroads of different cultures and traditions the Georgian cuisine has embraced all the best flavors and tastes of Caucasian and European nations creating something extremely delicious.
There are plenty of options suitable for every tourist and budget: you can try local food both at street cozy cafes and high-scale restaurants. The taste will not change either way. The Georgian cuisine is rather spicy and fatty with an abundance of herbs and greens. The must-try dishes are khachapuri, khinkali, various sorts of cheese, barbecue, and kebab.
For sweet lovers, we offer to try churchkhela- nuts cooked in grape juice. Another extremely tasty and nourishing sweet is gozinaki again made of various nuts and honey. Local cuisine is twice delicious combined with world famous Georgian hospitality
Tbilisi – the Georgian Pearl
The capital city of Georgia Tbilisi is undoubtedly considered the pearl of the country.
In Georgia, all the roads lead to Tbilisi. The city is the center of politic, cultural and touristic life. Tbilisi offers a perfect mixture of modern and ancient.
Along with modernistic buildings, you will find small cozy streets with heartwarming cafes, souvenir shops and lively bazaars where you can buy examples of Georgian national crafts such as enameled jewelry called minankari. Tbilisi as a modern capital offers various options for spending time: rich night life with a number of clubs and music fests, green areas, and recreation parks and lots of museums. We think that even wandering along the cozy streets of Tbilisi is already a huge reason to visit this wonderful country.
Tbilisi as a modern capital offers various options for spending time: rich nightlife with a number of clubs and music fests, green areas, and recreation parks and lots of museums. We think that even wandering along the cozy streets of Tbilisi is already a huge reason to visit this wonderful country.
As you’ve seen there are so many exciting places to visit in Georgia as well as reasons to travel to this hospitable country. Just choose any unique Georgian tour you like and let Georgia embrace you!