Tourism in Georgia

There are countless reasons to visit Georgia. Its remarkable blend of landscapes, including snow-capped mountains and lush wine-growing valleys.

Georgia has ancient fortifications, monasteries and UNESCO World Heritage sites. There are a lot of things to do in Georgia. Georgia is a  popular tourist destination for hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, and travel of all kinds. Georgia is also a place to spend honeymoon.

Where is Georgia? Located on the Black Sea coast, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. It borders with Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Georgia has 3.7 million inhabitants and its capital is Tbilisi. The majority of Georgians are Eastern Orthodox Christians.

What to see in Georgia?

Known as the “jewel of the Caucasus”, it is an ideal summer destination for hikers. Hiking and exploration is done at a leisurely pace. Georgia includes four different mountain ranges where you can take many hikes through breathtaking landscapes.

There is unspoiled natural beauty to complement its unique culture. Picturesque villages and towns are scattered around the countryside, while modern towns such as Tbilisi and Batumi are lively, captivating, and photogenic.

Its wonderful heritage is one of the main reasons to visit Georgia. Its churches, monasteries, old towns, Pirosmani paintings, and ancient cave towns tell a long story with many facets.

But the country’s history is far from over, its spectacular contemporary buildings and constantly improving facilities are an important feature of any stay in Georgia.

When should we go

Due to its countless altitudes, it is possible to travel to Georgia for most of the year. When you are wondering when is the best time to go to Georgia, you should first choose the region you want to see.

It can be the lowlands, the mountains, or a bit of both. Georgia experiences both extreme temperatures. Summer temperatures reach 30 ° C and winter below freezing.

The best times to visit Georgia are from mid-May to early July and from early September to mid-October. The weather is generally warm and sunny in most of the country, so these are the best months to visit Georgia for a full visit.

July and August are the best months to go to the mountains in Georgia, but it is very cold in the lowlands.

The beginning of autumn (September 20 to October 20) is a good time to discover the culture of Georgia during many harvest festivities.

December to February is cold months. East Georgia often suffers from freezing temperatures.

Things to see and do in Georgia

Gelati monastery

The cultural center of Georgia’s “medieval golden age”. This 12th-century monastery is one of Georgia’s most popular tourist attractions. The main cathedral is one of the brightest and most colorful in Georgia, with fascinating frescoes and a famous mosaic of Mary and Jesus.

Batumi Boulevard

Batumi is the second-largest city in Georgia. Located near the beach, its boulevard extends over 6 km. It is surrounded by tree-lined alleys, fountains, cafes and beach bars, making it the ideal place for an afternoon stroll.

On your way, you will find several treasures, including a 145-meter Ferris wheel, a metal sculpture called Ali and Nino, headed south, and on “New Boulevard” you will find “dancing fountains” and an entertaining laser, music and aquatic show.

Lake Rica

Surrounded by mountains and forests, this beautiful lake with crystal clear waters is a fantastic place to enjoy the most breathtaking views of Georgia and experience peace and serenity. The mysterious setting is fed by six rivers and has inspired local legends.

Georgian National Museum

In 2004, ten different museums were brought together to form the largest museum in Georgia. It includes art collections of international importance as well as exhibitions on culture, science, and education. You can see vestiges of the oldest human existence in Eurasia, alongside masterpieces from the East, Western Europe, and Russia.

Funicular

The views from the top of Mtatsminda are truly spectacular and what better way to get to the top than this reconstructed funicular. The 500m long line was opened in 1905, then reopened in 2012 and has since been a popular tourist attraction in Georgia. At the top, there are some good places to eat while admiring the scenery.