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Discover Georgia

Discover Georgia
Discover Georgia

Discover Georgia

Capital: Tbilisi

Official Languages: Georgian

Currency: Lari 

ISO 3166 code: GE  

Welcome to Georgia! Georgia is a small, picturesque country in the South Caucasus, with ancient culture and historical heritage. Its history is more than 2500 years old.

Largest cities and towns of Georgia are : Tbilisi; Kutaisi; Batumi; Rustavi; Zugdidi; Gori; Poti; Khashuri; Samtredia.

Georgia Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres (26,911 sq mi), and its population is almost 5 million.

Georgia, is a country where since ancient times have been crossed the eastern and western civilization, this fact is determines the diversity of culture. Georgia has an ancient alphabet. It is one of the fourteen scripts around the world. Georgian traces of ancient writing can be found on the inscriptions are in the territory of architectural monuments.

Wandering through the land of this country, you should definitely listen to the Georgian polyphonic chants. Famous Georgian poet Galaktion Tabidze wrote: “Nowhere, no one sings so, that here in this country." Impress you Georgian national dances, which have their own kinds, each region has its own distinctive dance based on the traditions of the region.

Georgia is also one of the first world countries that adopted Christianity as the state religion in the first half of the 4th century. Its culture is unusually rich for its size, with the Georgian language possessing not only its own script introduced in 5th century BC but also language group.

Georgian architecture is priceless. There are centuries-old churches, monasteries, mountain towns and monastic complexes.  Here was created unique masterpieces of Georgian hagiographic literature. It is worth noting the following mountain towns: Vardzija, David Gareji, Uplistsikhe.

Georgia is proud of monuments, which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Gelati Monastery complex, which was created in the twelfth century, by order of King David the Builder. It contains  unique exhibits. In the monastery functioned Academy, which was famous outside the country.

Georgia is considered the cradle of wine here for a long time growing grapes of different varieties. To date, the wine is made, as by modern standards, and according to ancient traditions. By the Wine production, particularly is known Kakheti region. Georgian wine is well renowned outside the country, such as wine: Hvanchkara, Saferavi, Tsinandali, Kindzmarauli, Mukuzani, Teliani etc. The history has preserved the fact that Georgia was visited by the Argonauts, Marco Polo and many other famous travelers. Territory was crossed by the famous Silk Road.

Georgia is attractive in all seasons. In winter, you can relax in the ski resorts, such as: Bakuriani, Gudauri, Mestia. Here you will find a modern routes and refined hotels that promise you a memorable stay.

In the spring, the country invites lovers of cultural tourism. Also needs become such forms of tourism, such as: rafting, paraglaiding, horse riding, bicycle tour, jeep tour, etc.

In the autumn period is a popular wine tours that include the opportunity to participate in the grape harvest and wine making

Georgia is a country of - an unforgettable memory, the collection of ancient cultures and traditions, diversity of landscapes and scenery, and subtropical steppe climate. You can choose any type of holiday, This country offers you a surge of emotion.

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