[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Are you thinking about traveling to Georgia? We’ve compiled a list of the top five reasons why you should visit this stunning country.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
The nature of Georgia is the first and most important reason for visiting. The country is quite mountainous, with a wide range of hills and valleys. Despite its small size, Georgia has the Caucasus Mountains in the north, the Black Sea in the west, even a desert in the east, and numerous valleys everywhere. The best part is that it only takes a few hours to travel from Europe’s highest villages (2200m above sea level) to the Black Sea shores.
Georgia’s land is full of natural wonders, such as Mount Shkhara, the country’s highest peak and the third highest in Europe, volcanic plateaus producing hot springs and mineral waters, a number of caves or ancient cave towns, and, of course, beautiful lakes and waterfalls hidden throughout the country.
When it comes to food, Georgia has you covered. You’ve most likely heard that Georgian cuisine is delectable. Its variety will not disappoint anyone, from meat lovers to cheese lovers to veggie lovers. Georgian specialties are well-known for their use of cheese, spices, and walnuts. Before leaving the country, you should definitely taste Khachapuri, soft bread filled with gooey cheese. Do not forget Georgian dumplings Khinkali and Georgian-style veggies prepared with spices and walnut paste.
Georgia has one of the oldest and most prestigious winemaking traditions in the world, dating back to 8000 BC. Wine tasting and even the winemaking process can be experienced while visiting Georgia. More than 500 grape varieties grow on Georgian soil and are used to make a variety of wines, including dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, and sweet wines. Kakheti is the most well-known wine-producing region in Georgia, and it is even possible to visit it on a day trip.
Georgian culture is unique and diverse, having been influenced by Asian and European cultures over the centuries. The true Georgian spirit and culture are conveyed through polyphonic songs and national dances. Georgian polyphonic singing is listed as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Georgian dance, on the other hand, is something that every Georgian is proud of. These dynamic and extremely energetic dances reflect Georgia’s entire history. Finally, we cannot leave without mentioning the unique Georgian alphabet, which is unlike any other in the world and counts centuries.
Georgia’s long history has resulted in a plethora of mysterious castles, centuries-old fortresses, and one-of-a-kind monuments and statues. Almost every region of Georgia has an ancient fortress. Even the capital Tbilisi is well-known for its beautiful Narikala Fortress, which overlooks the old town. When discussing Georgian architecture, it is impossible not to mention the magnificent churches and monasteries that date back centuries to the time when Georgia adopted Christianity (326 CE). However, ancient and Soviet buildings are not the only ones to be seen in the country: beautiful, bold, and dynamic modern architecture can also be found in Georgia’s main cities, particularly Batumi, which is filled with newly built skyscrapers.
Of course, this is only a partial list of reasons to visit Georgia. Other important factors that make Georgia appealing to tourists include safety, impressive hospitality among locals, endless nightlife for younger generations, and, most importantly, affordable prices even during peak season.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]