Georgia

Georgia points of interest

Georgia is a country in Eastern Europe. Set on the coast of the Black Sea, it lies to the south of Russia, and to the north of Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.Georgia points of interest present a remarkable mix of landscapes and climates.  it’s home to Caucasus Mountain villages and the Black Sea beaches.Places to visit in Georgia Europe famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town and also check out the Georgia country nightlife.

Georgia points of interest have a distinctive culture and a rich history that can be traced to classical antiquity and beyond. Archaeologists have found the oldest known traces of wine production, dated 8000 years BC, in Georgia. Due to this long history of viticulture, the grapevine is one of Georgia’s national symbols, adorning medieval decorations, carvings, and paintings. Even the current Georgian alphabet, with its characteristic curvy shapes, looks like the loops and twists of grapevines.

The exact origin of name Georgia has never been established, but there are a number of theories as to its provenance. Some have explained the name’s origin by the popularity of St. George among Georgians (St. George is Georgia’s Patron Saint). Others link the name to the Greek word γεωργός (“agricultural”) or some Persian variations thereof. Georgians usually tell you that the name is related to Saint George since that is an explanation closest to their heart.

 

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Georgia Europe Map

Georgia’s culture is strongly influenced by Christianity, but Georgians are not as religious as they may outwardly appear. A large portion of nominally religious Georgians do not actively practice their faith and identify with religion for historical and cultural reasons. Most people attend church only on special occasions, and religious holidays are more about feasts and keeping up with traditions than religious dogma.

A people of distinct culture, Georgians are not related to the Russians, Turks or Greeks, nor do they have any ethnic or linguistic ties to other nations that surround them.Georgia’s countryside is covered with ancient towered fortifications, monasteries and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which have survived through great adversities are best known Georgia points of interest.

 

MAJOR CITIES

  •  TBILISIGeorgia points of interest
  •  BATUMIGeorgia points of interest
  •  BORJOMIGeorgia points of interest
  •  MTSKHETAGeorgia points of interest
  •  GORIGeorgia points of interest
  •  SUKHUMIGeorgia points of interest
  •  TELAVIGeorgia points of interest
  •  AKHALTSIKHEGeorgia points of interest

 

TOP EXPERIENCES

  •  BAKURIANIGeorgia points of interest
  •  GEORGIAN HIGHWAYGeorgia points of interest
  •  KAKHETIGeorgia points of interest
  •  DAVIT GAREJAbest places to visit in Georgia Europe
 
  •  MOUNT KAZBEKbest places to visit in Georgia Europe
  •  TUSHETI ROADSbest places to visit in Georgia Europe
  •  SVANETIbest places to visit in Georgia Europe
  •  VARDZIAbest places to visit in Georgia Europe
 

 

LANGUAGES

Georgian is the literary language for all regional subgroups of Georgians, including those who speak other Kartvelian languages: Svans, Mingrelians, and the Laz.Georgian can only be expressed in English via multiple letters. Original Georgian words are usually much shorter and less complicated than they appear.

People most likely to understand Russian include: older generations and ethnic minorities like Azeris, Armenians, Abkhazians, Ossetes. English is rapidly becoming a second language nation-wide.

Finally, signs in Georgia are often not bilingual (apart from Tbilisi metro); however, most road signs are in both the Georgian and Latin alphabets.  it may be a good idea to carry a phrasebook or a travel guide.

 

EXPLORE

  • Get lost in nature.
  • Drinkfest in a Georgian way.
  • Skiing in resort like Gudauri and Bakuriani.
  • Taste wine in Kakheti.
  • Explore the Gelati monastery complex.
  • Trek to the Gergeti Trinity Church.
  • Camp in Juta Village.
  • White water rafting on Aragvi River.
  • Indulge in local delicacies.

 

” TRAVEL IS ONLY THING YOU BUY, THAT’S MAKE YOU RICHER.”

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