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Marvel at Georgia’s diversity brought about by numerous invasions, including Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Persian, Ottoman and Russian on a tour of this welcoming and wild nation with a rich, colourful history and undiscovered wonders.
Georgia is blessed with stunning scenery, a balmy climate and a rich variety of flora and fauna. Enclosed high valleys, wide plains, health spas with famous mineral waters, caves and waterfalls combine in this land of varied landscapes and striking beauty.
Tbilisi, the capital, has a lively Mediterranean atmosphere with stone houses built around vine-draped courtyards, winding streets and open-air cafes. Walk around the old town and visit Metechi Church, Sioni Cathedral and the bell tower. If Sioni strikes a chord with you, you’ll be swept away by Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the Gergeti Trinity Church near to the arresting Mount Kazbek and the Alaverdi Cathedral in Alazani valley. In fact, this land is peppered with beautiful churches, abbeys, monasteries and cathedrals of all shapes and sizes.
The ancient, unusual cave town of Uplistsikhe, Stalin’s Museum and the Georgian National Museum will satisfy a history lover’s cravings and are sure to highlights of a journey through Georgia.
Weather & Climate
Georgia has hot summers with mild winters, particularly in the southwest. Low temperatures are common in alpine areas.
When to go
The best time to visit Georgia is in early-summer and early-autumn.