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Destinations in Georgia

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Regions in Georgia

Kartli
The Georgian heartland, the core of East Georgian culture, and the nation’s economic, cultural, and political center; home to the most popular tourist attractions of Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Gori, and Stepantsminda.

Rioni Region
The capital of West Georgia and the ancient kingdom of Colchis, the land of the Golden Fleece; nowadays, it is home to beautiful UNESCO monuments and stunning mountainous landscapes.

Kakheti
Georgia’s lush wine region, rich in churches, monasteries, and vineyards

Southwestern Georgia
The country’s subtropical region, has a significant Muslim population and a few excellent pebble beaches.

Northwestern Georgia
Magnificently gorgeous, hazardous, and politically unpredictable, but worth the risk of a visit to experience Upper Svaneti’s once-in-a-lifetime dream.

Samtskhe-Javakheti
Home to much of Georgia’s Armenian population, Vardzia, and the enchanting Sapara Monastery

Disputed Territories (Abkhazia, South Ossetia)
Georgia’s separatist territories, which are at odds with the national government; Abkhazia is a lovely subtropical beach and volcanic resort, whereas South Ossetia lies high in the Greater Caucasus Mountains, with nothing to offer a visitor other than continuous danger and mountain views.

The absence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia from the regional hierarchy is simply a practical difference, since travel circumstances in these two areas vary significantly from those in the rest of Georgia.

Cities in Georgia

  • Tbilisi is Georgia’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city, as well as its most attractive and fascinating capital.
  • Samtskhe’s tiny capital, Akhaltsikhe Javakheti is close to two stunning tourist destinations: Vardzia and the Sapara Monastery.
  • Batumi is the palm-lined capital city of Ajara on the Black Sea, close to several excellent swimming spots.
  • Borjomi is a beautiful little city with renowned spring water, a national park, and the Russian Romanov dynasty’s vacation home.
  • Gori – Stalin’s birthplace, near to an another cave city.
  • Kutaisi is Georgia’s second largest city and the historic capital of ancient Colchis, including two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Mtskheta is an easy day excursion from Tbilisi and is the ancient former capital of Eastern Georgia, the heart of the Georgian Orthodox Church, and another UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Telavi, the capital of Kakheti, is an excellent starting place for visiting surrounding vineyards, castles, and monasteries.
  • Ozurgeti, the capital of Guria, is an excellent starting place for visiting surrounding beaches, mountain resorts, and historic monasteries.

Other destinations in Georgia

  • The Georgian Military Highway connects Tbilisi to Vladikavkaz, Russia, passing through breathtaking high mountain landscapes and perilously sharp bends.
  • Wineries in Kakheti, particularly the Tsinandali Estate, which has an ancient Romanov castle, lovely gardens, and some excellent wines.
  • Tsminda Sameba, one of the world’s most beautifully placed monasteries, is located on Mount Kazbeg, one of Europe’s highest mountains.
  • The David Gareja Monastery Complex is a 6th-century cave monastery on a mountain overlooking the Azerbaijani desert, complete with magnificent paintings.
  • Upper Svaneti — Europe’s highest inhabited area, located on Mestia, is home to the enigmatic Svans and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Vardzia is a cave monastery and city from the 12th century that overlooks a huge river valley.
  • Uplistsikhe was a 3,600-year-old Silk Road cave city and a significant regional hub of Caucasian pagan worship.
  • Bakuriani ski slopes — a former Winter Olympics bid and a prominent ski resort in the country’s south.
  • Pasanauri ski slopes — the major ski resort in Georgia’s Greater Caucasus Mountains, located along the Georgian Military Highway leading to Stepantsminda.

How To Travel To Georgia

By plane London (bmi), Paris (Georgian Airways), Vienna (Austrian Airlines), Warsaw (LOT Airlines), Kiev (Georgian Airways), Munich (Lufthansa), Athens (Georgian Airways), Riga (airBaltic), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines), and Prague all have flights to Tbilisi (Czech Airlines). KLM has canceled services to Tbilisi, although Georgian Airways operates flights from and to Amsterdam....

How To Travel Around Georgia

Taxi Taxis are the most convenient and inexpensive mode of transportation in Georgia. Trips inside Tbilisi cost 3 to 5 lari, depending on distance, and you may bargain with the taxi drivers. Previously, the overwhelming majority of taxis in Georgia were unauthorized "gypsy cabs" operated by anybody seeking to earn...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Georgia

All visa-free nationalities may remain for a maximum of one year. African and Asian nationalities (with the exception of East Timor) are granted multiple-entry visas valid for 30 days during a 120-day period. For others, the visa is valid for 90 days out of a total of 180 days. Nationals...

Accommodation & Hotels in Georgia

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Things To See in Georgia

Georgia has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery in the Rioni region.The historical monuments of Mtskheta.The Upper Svaneti region which is the highest inhabited region in Europe. Furthermore, Tbilisi's capital provides a variety of attractions, including the Old Town with the Narikala Fortress. Gori, Stalin's birthplace, also...

Food & Drinks in Georgia

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Money & Shopping in Georgia

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Internet & Communications in Georgia

Mail Georgian postal services are practically non-existent. There aren't any letterboxes or home delivery services. Mail does not arrive at recipients' homes, but they are informed and must pick up their mail at a post office. Postal charges are expensive (3 GEL to transmit to another nation, compared to 1...

Language & Phrasebook in Georgia

Georgian and its kindred languages are a great delight for language enthusiasts. They may be a nightmare for everyone else. Georgian is a Caucasian language that is unrelated to any other languages spoken outside of Georgia, and it is known for its consonants. Not only are there a lot,...

Traditions & Customs in Georgia

Georgians are very hospitable (and beyond). If you are invited someplace by a Georgian, it will be almost difficult to pay for anything, and even bringing up the topic of who will pay the bill may be humiliating for your host. If you are invited to a private house...

Culture Of Georgia

Georgian culture developed through thousands of years, beginning with the Iberian and Colchian civilizations and continuing with the emergence of the united Georgian Kingdom under the Bagrationi dynasty. In the 11th century, Georgian culture had a golden period and renaissance in classical literature, arts, philosophy, architecture, and science. After a...

History Of Georgia

Prehistory Homo erectus has been living in modern-day Georgia since the Paleolithic Era. The proto-Georgian tribes emerge in recorded history for the first time in the 12th century BC. The oldest evidence of wine has been discovered in Georgia, where 8000-year-old wine jars were discovered. Archaeological discoveries and allusions in ancient...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Georgia

Stay Safe in Georgia The majority of Georgia is extremely safe for visitors. Crime rates in the country are among the lowest in Europe. Corruption, which was previously a major annoyance for visitors, has been much less apparent after the Rose Revolution. Because the notorious and corrupt traffic police have been...

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