Where is Georgia? Studded at the crossroads between West Asia and Eastern Europe and covering an area of 69,700 square kilometers, Georgia is embraced by both the Lesser, and Greater Caucasus mountain ranges. Bounded by the Black sea to the West, Georgia shares it northeastern, southern, and southeastern borders with four countries. Georgia’s north and northeastern borders are bounded by Russia while it shares its southern borders with Armenia and Turkey. Azerbaijan meets its southeastern border.
Where is Georgia in history? Owing to its exotic yet harsh mountainous terrain, the country has always found itself geographically, culturally, and climatically divided and diversified. For instance, the beautiful stretch of the Likhi Range divides the country in eastern and western halves, each of which historically were known as Iberia and Colchis, respectively. Additionally, the mountainous terrain has isolated, and naturally protected, the northern region of Svaneti. However, over the course of time, the country has become a unitary, semi-presidential republic that maintains healthy relations with its direct neighbors.
So, what are the most inspiring and relaxing places to visit in Georgia? Owning to its location, Georgia boasts a plethora of places you can visit. Start by heading to an ancient cave city by the Silk Road that is 3,600 years old. This was once the regional center of Caucasian pagan religion. The area is known as Uplistsikhe.
Alternatively, take a tour of the magical scenery with a ride across the Georgian Military Highway, along which you will also come across the Pasanauri Ski Slopes, a ski resort in the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Next, sip delicious wine and become mindful of the beautiful grounds of the Tsinandali Estate and more, at the Kakheti wineries.
Other places to visit in Georgia include:
The Mount Kazbeg
Home to one of the most ingeniously located monasteries in the world, the Tsminda Sameba (Holy Trinity), Mount Kazbeg is also one of the highest mountains in Europe.
A UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the mysterious Svans, it is the highest inhabited region of Europe.
The Village of Mazeri
Another Svaneti mountain village located amidst stunning waterfalls and beautiful lands, Mazeri is also the starting point for a range of exciting Svaneti trekking routes.
The Village of Shatili
Located in the deep Arghuni gorge, the village is a unique complex of medieval-to-early modern fortresses and dwellings that once guarded the outskirts of the country near the Chechnya border.
0108, Tbilisi, Georgia
6015, Angisa, Georgia
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0108, Meria, Georgia
6100, Tsikhisdziri, Georgia
380000, Borjomi, Georgia