Georgia is a small and proud country from first sight you will fell in love and won’t ever leave. Picturesque nature, rich culture, ancient history and most importantly: an open, sincere and legendary hospitable people, who know how to enjoy life and learn how to do it. All guests are our guests. Always in joy, in sorrow and just for the soul.
One of the most beautiful Georgian legends says that Georgians enjoyed life since its inception on the earth and even then raised toasts about the creation of the world and God at that time distributed the lands among the nations. Having come to God late, the Georgians apologized: “Sorry, dear, that we were late: we drank for your health and the beauty of this world!” God, seeing such sincere repentance and appreciating their directness, said to them: “I left a piece of land for myself, but I will give it to you – this land is beautiful, like no other, and in all ages, people will admire it. Live and rejoice! ”Since then, Georgians have been living on their fertile land, singing, and rejoicing, observing God’s commandment. Apparently, that’s why there are so many centenarians and travelers who were fortunate enough to visit Georgia, all admire one and all unattainable peaks, worthy and disinterested people, soulful and piercing music, hot and elegant dances, fragrant and incredibly tasty food, wine pouring in the river. In Georgia, people don’t just drink wine – every glass is accompanied by a florid and kind toast.
The climate in Georgia is transitional from subtropical in the west of the country to the Mediterranean in its eastern part. The Greater Caucasus Range is a barrier to northerly winds, making the climate in the country warm. In the Black Sea, summers are hot and humid but softened by sea breezes. The average temperature in July is +27 degrees, in January about +5 degrees. In mountainous areas, winter is colder – up to -20 degrees, with a lot of snowfall.
Each region of Georgia will delight you with its unique feature: Svaneti – with snow-capped mountains and lakes of incredible beauty; Adjara – the coast of the Black Sea with palm trees, cypresses, firs, and mineral springs; Kakheti – exquisite wine and ancient traditions. It is in the Alazani Valley of Kakheti that the famous wine-growing regions are located – Kindzmarauli, Tsinandali, Akhasheni, and Gurjaani. In Georgia, there are 2,400 mineral springs, even Tbilisi stands above the mineral waters.
Among the attractions for tourists are the beach, ski, sightseeing, yacht trips, fishing, various water activities. There are 3 ski resorts in Georgia: Bakuriani, Gudauri, and Mestia. Event tourism is popular – participation in folk festivals and ancient rituals, such as the “Rtveli” – the end of the grape harvest. There is a great opportunity to engage in racing sports at the professional race track of the Rustavi highway 20 km from Tbilisi. Jeep tours along gorgeous and winding roads will allow you to travel around the best mountain places.
– The oldest city is Mtskheta, where Christianity was adopted in 337.
– Borjomi gorge with sources of mineral water, which was used in the 1st century for baths and later as healing drinking water.
– Narikala fortress and impregnable towers of Mount Mtatsminda – IV century.
– Vardzia is a cave monastery of the 12th-13th centuries, with 600 rooms. This is a real church city with chapels, cells, refectory, libraries over the Mktvari River. The monastery is carved into the rock to a depth of 50 m.
– The city of Uplistsikhe (the name translates as “the fortress of God”) is also cut down in the rocks on the banks of the mountain river Mtkvari. You can enter the city through a long steep tunnel.
– Svan towers are defensive fortresses that every family built for themselves.
Georgian – refers to the Kartvelian language family.