Georgia

 

georgia

 

No country in the world other than Georgia offers visitors so much to see, experience and do packed into such a small territory. Although Georgia is only the same size as Ireland, there are subtropical beaches, dense forests, arid deserts and the highest mountains in Europe. Each tourist visiting Georgia will be enchanted with this exotic country, where Europe and Asia meet.

 

1) Summer sea and Winter Ski resorts
Georgia is a year-round tourism destination. In Georgia, you can enjoy the sea till November - one of the longest swimming seasons in Europe. After that, why not head to the mountains, where there is guaranteed snow until late April which makes Georgia a top destination for skiers and snowboarders. Any month of the year though, you should try our famous Spring waters, curative and tasty.

2) The birthplace of Vine and Wine
In Georgia grape was first domesticated and wine was first produced. Today the country is home to hundreds of unique and amazing varieties, and many wines are still made according to ancient methods. Visit Georgia and enjoy our sixth millennium of winemaking.  

3) An Ancient Country of Myth and Legend
The first humans ever to leave Africa have been discovered in Georgia, meaning the country is home to the word’s first Europeans. Georgia is also a land of myth; it was here that Prometheus was chained to a mountainside for giving the secret of fire to mankind, and it was here that Jason and the Argonauts discovered the fabled Golden Fleece.

4) Georgian Spirit, Lifestyle and Hospitality
In Georgia, they say that every guest is sent by God. That’s something that every visitor feels firsthand as soon as they arrive in the country. Our hospitality is legendary, come and experience it for yourself.

5) Cuisine
Georgia’s unique food is a gourmet treat for every visitor, from vegetarian dishes to sumptuous feasts, prepared with secret spices and rare ingredients, Georgian cuisine offers something for everybody. 

6) Flora and Fauna
Georgia is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world, with climatic zones ranging from subtropical to high alpine to semi-desert. Georgia is also home to vast expanses of completely unspoiled wildernesses, including one of Europe’s largest national parks. Our pristine wetlands and mountain aeries make this country a Mecca for bird watchers worldwide. Bears, lynxes and even leopards can be found in Georgia’s dense forests of Caucasian fir-the tallest trees in Europe.

7) Endless Tourism Possibilities
From adventure tourism to discovering the art of wine making, Georgia has something to delight every visitor. Take advantage of the cheapest heli-skiing in Europe, or tour some of the finest medieval architecture in the world, delve into ancient, subterranean cave cities, or relax at world class beach resorts - in Georgia, everything is possible.

8) Unique and Proud Culture
Georgians are an ancient people, and our cultural traditions run deep. Our three-part harmony singing will have you mesmerized, while breathtaking national dances, some of which involve sword fighting and dagger throwing, will have you on the edge of your seat.

9) Architectural Monuments
From sixth century churches standing guard on mountaintops, to whole cave cities carved into the rock, Georgia has an amazingly rich architectural heritage. Even in the mountain fastnesses of the high Caucasus, medieval watchtowers and fortresses dot the landscape, and Tbilisi - once known as the Paris of the South - is home to whole districts of stunning nineteenth century buildings.

10) UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Our three current heritage sites include the ancient capital city of Mtskheta, the massive cathedral complexes of Bagrati and Gelati, and the mountain region of Svaneti, where every family has it’s own defensive tower. Sites on the tentative list include the Maltaqva wetlands, where thousands of endangered species of bird stop each year on their annual migration, and the regions of Khevsureti and Tusheti, where fortified villages still preserve pre-Christian pagan traditions.