Georgia, one of the most intriguing tourist destinations on the planet has many incredible sights you have ever witnessed! This charming country, sprawling between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, boasts picturesque mountains, vibrant towns, popular wineries, remarkable historic sites, and beautiful worship places. Also, a trip to Georgia offers a chance to experience its delicious cuisine, which is a blend of European and Middle-Eastern tastes. So everyone from history lovers to adrenaline junkies can find something to do in this country. To help you enjoy the best what the country has to offer in a hassle-free manner, here are some essential information that you have to take care of.
Accommodation and Food
In Georgia, a wide range of accommodation facilities are made available. Some hotels that most of the budget travelers opt to stay during their Georgia vacation are Hotel Ponto Tbilisi, Natali Hotel Barjomi, Hotel Alpina, Gadauri, where you will get the best and comfortable Service.
If you are looking for more luxury facilities, you can choose Tbilisi Marriott hotel, Leogrand Hotel, Casino Batumi or Edelweiss Hotel in Gadauri.
Top places to visit
Talking about the country’s rich history, tradition, culture, and architecture, Tbilisi is one of the best places to visit in Georgia. There are so many landmarks to sightsee here like Narikala Fortress, beautiful Holy Trinity Cathedral, Freedom Square, Kartlis Deda, popular Sulphur Baths and of course the city’s newest attraction; Bridge of Peace. Everything showcases the opulent past of the region. In addition, entertainment opportunities are also plenty and among that, Mtatsminda Park is the most popular one.
Also, Georgian Wine and legendary hospitality, vibrant ambiance of the streets and scenic landscapes are other hidden treasures that everyone should experience here.
The seaside resort town, Batumi is one of the most important tourist destinations in Georgia. With a multitude of things to do and places to see, right from shops to restaurants, boulevards to royal botanical gardens, spectacular beaches, splendid promenades and a lot more, Batumi offers something for everyone. Besides these; historical sites, churches and mosques give a fascinating insight into the rich culture of the city. Also, the pleasant weather and its location on the coast of the Black Sea made this city an ideal spot for beach escapades.
Settled at the convergence of Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers, Mtskheta is one of the oldest cities of Georgia. There are many historic monuments (Jvari Monastery, Svetitskhoveli, Samtavro Monastery, and Shio-Mgvime Monastery) which are listed in the UNESCO heritage sites. This was a major center for earlier Christian activities in the country and was the place where Christianity was proclaimed as the official religion of the county.
This is a beautiful Ski resort in Georgia and is ideal for the thrill seekers. The place has areas for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding of all levels. Heli-skiing is also available all over the season. Plenty of long slopes play a major role in safe skiing due to its smoothness. The resort is surrounded by ice-covered mountains that impart visitors a feeling of being in the world of ice only. Also, this place features restaurants, hotels, cafes, and supermarkets.
Located in the Caucasus region, Mount Kazbek is one of the highest mountains in Georgia. This mountain is surrounded by Alpine forests and meadows and is popular for trekking and climbing among visitors. They can see it from the Stepantsminda town or go to Georgia Trinity Church. This spectacular natural wonder is always covered with snow and the views are breathtaking.
Kakheti is the main winemaking region in Georgia. A wide range of award-winning red and white wine varieties are made according to the Georgian “Quevri” technology and in the European style. Kakheti is also well known for many historic monuments: Nekresi Monastery of the 4th century, Royal residence of King Levan at Gremi, David Gareja monastery complex and Ikalto monastery. Wandering through the Kakheti’s small town Sighnaghi which has peculiar architecture and splendid views will certainly leave you speechless.
Best Time to Visit
As the country has a pleasant climate, it can be visited throughout the year. It is best to travel from March to November, as the climate is not too hot or cold.
Planning trip during the months of June to August is also advisable because the country is pleasantly warm during this time.
The climate during the winter (December to January) is very cold and is an ideal time for winter sports. Several options are available for thrill seekers like trekking, hiking, mountaineering, river rafting and so on.
Safety and Security
The crime rate of the country is very low compared to other places in Europe. Even though the country is safe to travel alone, it is advisable to travel in groups or better take guided tours to avoid complications. Also, try to avoid walking alone on the streets at night.
Laws To Know Before You Go
- Strict actions will be taken against drunken drivers.
- Penalties are charged against the illegal use of drugs.
- Don’t photograph the sensitive sites (religious sites and military areas), ask permission if in doubt.
- Dress properly and modestly, especially when going to rural areas.