Georgia is a little country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. The resilience of the Georgian spirit shapes all the prominent aspects of traveling here. Throughout history, this fascinating country has offered the world everything from cowboys to wine. This country will definitely blow your mind, with its warm-hearted people, the stunning countryside, Tbilisi’s nightlife, excellent cuisine, polyphonic music etc…
It is a country of remarkable history and culture. Its special geographical location justify the cultural identity that distinguish Georgia from other countries. According to archaeological excavations in the territory of Georgia, there are the first hominids in Europe 1.8 million years ago. It is believed that they were the first Europeans, and that Georgia is a country where they have spread to other parts of Europe. From ancient times, Georgia was within the scope of interests of travelers and traders. Among them were the Argonauts - Greek sailors, a story about journeys, which have survived to this day thanks to the Greek myths. The aim of the expedition of the Argonauts in Georgia has been associated with the task they are even seize the Golden Fleece.
While a country is ancient history plays a part in any trip, so too does recent history. It shapes the experience with compassion and empathy. It invites the visitor deeper into the psyche of the culture and people. Only by understanding the past can you enjoy what makes Georgia unique.
Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari River with a population of approximately 1.5 million people. It will absolutely won you over with subtle charms and gentle nudges. Founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang I Gorgasali, the monarch of the Kingdom of Iberia, Tbilisi since served as the capital of various Georgian kingdoms and republics.
It is hard to imagine what Georgia’s like. On the edge of the Caucasus Mountains, the country is neighbored by cultures as varied as its topography. Once a stop on the Silk Road, the city became a confluence of the civilizations over the millennia. This peculiar positioning means many consider Georgia a part of Europe or Asia, but the actual vibe: It’s European. Part of what makes traveling this area so fascinating is the sheer amount of history contained in a small geographic area.
Here we have millions of things to love, especially Georgian various colored nature. This little place offers an incredible variety of landscapes, flora and fauna. Mountains occupy two thirds of Georgia’s land area. In the west of the country lies the Colchis lowland. Eastern Georgia has fertile plains in the historical areas of Imereti, Kartli and Kakheti. Nearly one third of the area of the country is occupied with forest concentrated mainly in the mountains. The eastern foothills have extensive coniferous and boreal forest. In the west of Georgia, wooded areas hug the Black Sea coast. The woods of the Black Sea coast are especially rich and varied. There you can see alpine and subalpine meadows, a magnificent variety of herbs, and even subtropical rainforest.
We speak Georgian, which is unique language and has its own alphabet, spoken by about 4.1 million people mainly in Georgia. Written Georgian first appeared in writing in about 430 AD, in an inscription in a church of Palestine as an alphabet known as Asomtavruli. Two other alphabets have been used to write Georgian: Nushkhuri and Mkhedruli, which is the alphabet currently used.
Recognition of Georgian culture has piqued international interest placing Georgia at the forefront of heritage tourism and research to become one of the great cultural legacies of the modern world Georgian monumental architecture, world famous polyphonic singing and traditional music, book miniature, rich spiritual and secular literature, colorful folk dances and ballet, theatre and cinema, jewelry, metal works, enamels, and paintings all bear trademark qualities of this ancient culture.
In some cities, you can meet each other at a distance of less than 100 meters of churches of different religious denominations that historically characteristic of Georgian culture and a peaceful co-existence of different religions emphasizes tolerance of Georgian culture.