The Reasons You Should Visit Georgia
Considering travelling to Georgia? We prepared the top 5 reasons why it is definitely worth visiting this beautiful country.
First and the main reason Georgia is prospering is its nature. The country is quite mountainous, with incredibly diverse hills and valleys. Despite its size, Georgia has the Caucasus Mountains in the north, the Black Sea in the west, and numerous valleys everywhere and even a dessert in the East. And, the best part about it is you need only several hours to travel from the highest villages of Europe (2200m above sea level) to the Black Sea shores.
The land of Georgia is full of natural wonders, such as Mount Shkhara, the highest in the country and 3rd highest mountain in Europe, volcanic plateaus producing hot springs and mineral waters throughout the country, a number of caves or ancient cave towns, and of course, beautiful lakes and waterfalls hidden in all parts of Georgia.
When it comes to food, Georgia has you covered. You probably heard already that Georgian cuisine is something worth tasting. Its diversity will not leave anyone disappointed, starting from meat lovers to cheese lovers and ending with veggie lovers. Georgian specialities are popular with the usage of cheese, spices, and walnuts. You cannot leave Georgia without tasting Khachapuri, soft bread filled with gooey, melted cheese. Do not forget Georgian dumplings -Khinkali and the veggies in Georgian style mixed with spices and walnut paste.
Georgia has one of the oldest and finest winemaking traditions that go back to 8000 BC. Wine tasting and even the process of winemaking is something that you can try while travelling to Georgia. More than 500 grape varieties grow on Georgian lands that are used to produce different types of wines: dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet or sweet wines. Kakheti is the most famous wine-producing region in the country that can even be done on a day trip.
Influenced by Asian and European cultures throughout the centuries, Georgian culture boasts of uniqueness and diversity. Georgian polyphonic songs and national dances are what conveys the true Georgian spirit and culture. Georgian polyphonic singing is filed under UNESCO intangible heritage list. Georgian dance, on the other hand, is what all Georgians are very proud of. These dynamic and super energetic dances reflect the whole history of Georgia. And, in the last, we can not leave without mentioning the unique Georgian alphabet, unlike any others in the world and counts centuries.
As a result of Georgia’s long history, the country is laden with mysterious castles, centuries-old fortresses, and unique monuments and statues. There are ancient fortresses in almost every region of Georgia. Even the capital Tbilisi is famous for its beautiful Narikala Fortress that overlooks the old town. While talking about Georgian architecture, it is impossible not to mention magnificent churches and monasteries that count centuries from the beginning of times when Georgia adopted Christianity (326 CE). But, ancient and soviet buildings are not the only ones that you can see in the country: beautiful, bold, and dynamic modern architecture can be also found in the main cities of Georgia, especially Batumi that is filled with newly built skyscrapers.
Of course, this is just a small list of the reasons why you should visit Georgia. Other important facts that make Georgia very attractive to tourists are safety, impressive hospitality among local people, endless nightlife for younger generations, and mainly, affordable prices even during a high season.