Georgia - About Country

Georgia is a land of contrasts at the crossroads of East and West. For thousands of years traders and adventures have visited via the historic Silk Road, their legacy remains today in the culture, sounds and monuments, including many UNESCO heritage sites.  

From the architecture of Tbilisi’s Old Town to the vineyards of Kakheti; from the ancient stone towers of Svaneti to the beaches and nightlife of Batumi, there is something inspiring and exciting for everyone.   

Ski the Caucasus Mountains, Europe’s highest mountain range in the morning and relax at the Black Sea coast in the afternoon. Sample the delicious Georgian cuisine and wine at a traditional supra (or feast) one day, detox in our natural saunas and spas the next.

Georgia has a unique, welcoming culture, which explains its world-famous hospitality. With its own alphabet and language, and many world-famous artists, Georgia will surprise and delight you at every turn.

 

Crime Index and Safety

Georgia is considered as a very safe country, with a very low crime index. According to ChartsBin 2016 Georgis is among Top 6 safest countries in the world. Though, the students are strongly advised not to travel to the occupied regions of the Country - Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

 

Culture

There is a saying in Georgia that “the guest is the gift from God”. You will be surprised by the warmth and genuineness of the hospitality you receive no matter where you travel and stay in Georgia.

No trip to Georgia will be complete without the spectacular sound and vision of the world-renowned polyphonic singing and traditional dancing, described by UNESCO as “masterpiece of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.”

Georgia’s architecture inheritance is exceptionally rich. So are the churches and frescoes superb, so are the many of our historical monuments.

A mix of Europa and Asia and their diversity can be seen in the culture and architectural heritage of Georgia.

 

 

Environment, Climate, Travel

Although only 69,700 square kilometers, Georgia’s biodiversity is immense: subtropical marshes, semi deserts, lofty alpine meadows and misty snow-covered peaks can all be found within a hundred kilometers of each other. There are more than 40 protected areas.

  

 

 

Cuisine

There are many excellent restaurants in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi and other major cities in Georgia serving both traditional Georgian and international cuisine, while restaurants in rural regions mainly offer traditional dishes.

 

 

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