Georgia Things to Do

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Georgia Things to Do

  • Gergeti Trinity Church

    Gergeti Trinity Church (also known as Tsminda Sameba) is well known for its spectacular location at the height of 2170 metres, under the Mount Kazbek. You may not be lucky enough to see this highest (5043 m) peak of Eastern Georgia and the seventh in the Caucasus Mountains, as it is often veiled in clouds. But still the view of the little church...

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  • How to get to Gergeti Trinity church

    The iconic Gergeti Trinity church was the sparkle which made me and my sister-in-law decide to visit Georgia. One day during a family meeteing here in Poland our nephew showed us a film he had made while climbing Mount Kazbek. The views were stunning but being out of our reach, they were just beautiful pictures. But then Lukas said " ...and here is...

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  • Stepantsminda

    Stepantsminda, also known by its former name Kazbegi, is a village in the north of Georgia. It owes its popularity to the breathtaking vievs of mount Kazbek and the iconic church of Tsminda Sameba ( Holy Trinity) towerig the village.There shouldn't be any problems with finding accommodation in Stepantsminda without prior booking, as there are a...

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  • Jvari Pass

    Jvari is a mountain pass at a height of 2379 metres above sea level and is located on Georgian Military Highway. Practically everybody coming from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) drives across this place. "Jvari" means "cross" and in fact the pass was named after the cross which used to stand here and had been erected by king David the Builder...

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  • Ananuri fortress and church

    Ananuri is a must stop on the Georgian Military highway. The fortress is made up of two towers joined by a wall and the upper square one is well preserved. It was built in the valley between two rivers, so it was hard for the enemy to pass without being noticed. In the past the fortress played a significant role in local wars between feudal...

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  • Georgian Military Highway

    Georgian Military Highway runs from Tbilisi to Vladikavkaz (in Russia) through the Greater Caucasus. Its length is about 200 km. The route, used for ages by traders and invaders, was already known in ancient times, as it was mentioned by Strabo and Pliny. Initially a horse trail, it was converted into a carriage road by Russians in 1780s. After the...

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  • Batumi Botanical Garden

    Batumi Botanical Garden was started by a Russian botanist Andrey Krasnov in the late 19th century and opened to the public in 1912, just two years before his death. He found the mild climate of Batumi ideal for subtropical plants and decided to create a garden with rare plants from places with similar climatic conditions and soil. He set off on a...

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  • Batumi Piazza and St. Nicholas church

    Batumi Piazza was built in 2009 to replace an old Batumi Square and is today one of the spots that attracts visitors coming to the city. It may look like a piece of Italy transferred to Georgia, but deprived of its history, it seemed to me rather snobbish and fake. It is surrounded by hotels, restaurants and cafes and despite my a bit critical...

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  • Batumi Europe Square

    We came to Europe Square on a hot August afternoon so the view of the fountains and children playing with water was nice and refreshing. I envied the kids a bit, but decided that feeling a mist of water on my face would have to do, and after taking a few photos of the children's carefree activity I turned my attention to other objects in the...

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  • Batumi Boulevard

    A 7 km long Batumi Boulevard runs picturesquely along the seashore. While walking there you pass a number of interesting sculptures and have an opportunity to to admire some examples of modern architecture. If you get tired, a big park with pretty fountains invites you to relax there, or in high season, you can sit in one of numerous bars and cafes...

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  • Batumi after a facelift

    You may like Batumi or you may not, but for sure it will evoke some strong emotions in you. The city called Las Vegas or Dubai in miniature ten years ago was a completely different site. All sources agree that it was a gloomy place, dark at night with potholes in its roads and post-soviet blocks dominating the skyline. It all started to change when...

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  • Ushguli

    No trip to Svaneti would be complete without visiting Ushguli. Situated at the altitude of 2200 m, it is said to be the highest inhabited village in Europe (if we assume that it is in Europe, which is the subject of endless discussions). Another thing is that Ushguli is not one village, but a cluster of hamlets.Why is Ushguli such a magnet? Above...

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  • What to do in Mestia and around

    The place to visit in Mestia is the Museum of History and Etnography. Its great collection is labelled in English as well as Georgian, but the print in captions is too small and with dim light the explanations are hard to read. Yet, the exhibits are impressive, especially the treasury where you can see golden altar crosses, beautiful icons and...

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  • Mestia

    Mestia is the administrative capital of Svaneti and the tourist centre of the region. Located at the altitude of 1400 m it can be reached from Batumi or Tbilisi via Zugdidi by marshrutkas. The part of the journey from Zugdidi leads through spectacular scenery up the Inguri and Mulkhura valleys. Mestia has just about 3 700 inhabitants but in summer...

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  • The towers of Svaneti

    The defensive towers of Svaneti are the most remarkable architectural feature of the region. Today there are still several hundred towers here, mostly built between the 9th and 13th centuries, with the latest additions coming from the 19th century. In vast majority they follow the same architectural pattern. Usually they are 28 metres high, which...

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  • The lure of Svaneti

    Amazingly beautiful, mysterious, unspoilt, unique - these were the words to describe Svaneti used by travellers we met in different parts of Georgia. So although we originally didn't plan to visit this remote region, we finally decided to go there and it turned out to be the best decision ever. Contrary to numerous opinions on the Internet, Svaneti...

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  • Tbilisi

    Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi , the capital of Georgia , and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi . On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church.from there u can see all Tbilisi

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  • kakheti Georgia

    Wine country.The travel infrastructure in Kakheti is fast developing, since it is the most visited region of Georgia. One can choose to stay in a guest house, in a small and comfortable hotel, or a beautiful boutique-style hotel while traveling in this region. Telavi and Signagi are the most visited towns. Signagi was renovated three years ago....

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  • Georgia ,martvili' canyon

    MARTVILI, GEORGIA – The republic of Georgia has many hidden treasures for travelers. If you are interested in hiking, climbing, rafting or even caving, then the Martvili canyons are a great one.This wonderful place is located in Georgia, Samegrelo region, small city of Martvili, just 1 hour driving time from Kutaisi. It's a place with lots of...

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  • Svetitshoveli - an old temple in a...

    The Svetitshoveli of Mtskheta is one of the most significant temples in the country. It is also a burial place of quite a few Georgian kings. According to the legend a Rabbi called Elioz brought here Christ's robe from Jerusalem. When his sister Sidonia touched it, she got so excited that she dropped dead. She was buried with the robe still in her...

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  • Mtskheta - where Kura and Aragva flow

    Mtskheta is one of the oldest towns in Georgia and it was its capital from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. It's also the place where Christianity in Georgia started. Two of the town's monuments have particularly impressed me: the Svetitskhoveli (Cathedral of the Living Pillar) and the Jvari monastery (Monastery of the Cross). They have...

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  • Davit Gareji

    The visit to Davit Gareji was our first trip out of Tbilisi. The first question we faced was how to get there. But thanks to the link I had from Holger (Horscheck), it turned out to be much easier than expected. Every day from April to October at eleven a.m. a mini-bus takes tourists from Freedom Square (car park by Pushkin Street) to Davit Gareji....

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  • Tbilisi churches

    There are a lot of churches in Tbilisi, but visiting some of them is a must if you want to feel the spirit of the city. Here is the list of the most important ones:1) Sioni Cathedral - is one of the oldest and most famous churches in Tbilisi. It also protects the most sacred relic of Georgia: the cross of St. Nino. She was the one who brought...

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  • Modern Tbilisi

    We may like it or not, but beside old Tbilisi, there is a new city with structures made of glass and steel. They grow up in the most unexpected places, overwhelm you with their size, hurt your eyes in the sun's dazzle. But at the same time they surprise you with their boldness and although striking, are gradually becoming a part of the city's...

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  • Art Nouveau in Tbilisi

    It may sound surprising but Tbilisi has a rich collection of art nouveau buildings. So if you are an amateur of this style, a visit to the Georgian capital can be a real feast for you. Just keep your eyes open, and you will find plenty of curved motifs, iron wrought ornamentations, balconies and facades with are novueau details. Some of them are in...

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  • Old Tbilisi

    The oldest part of Tbilisi is Abanotubani - the district of baths. Once there were over sixty of them, now the number is limited to about ten. In the past, beside their hygienic functions, the baths were a sort of today's clubs where residents held business or social meetings. They were also visited by famous personalities, f.e. A. Dumas or A....

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  • Tbilisi - a European city with oriental...

    Tbilisi is the capital and the biggest city of Georgia with the population of 1.3 mln people. It is located on the river Mtkvari among the hills. The picturesque location, important historical monuments, interesting architecture, both old and new, and friendly residents make the city a fascinating travel destination with a unique atmosphere....

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  • Jvari Church

    the structure that is the church was built between 585 & 604 BC by Erismtavari Stepanoz I & was built over a site that a wooden cross was placed by St Nino before she converted the town peoples of Mtskheta in the 4th Century according to a legend that is told . then in the 6th Century a simple small church was built by duke Guaram of Kartli & then...

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  • Armaztsikhe ( Bagineti)

    Armaztsikhe ( Bagineti) - this site is the internal fortress of the ancient city of Mtskheta and is situated to the south of the town on the right bank of the river Mtkvari (Kura), along Trialeti

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  • National Art Gallery Of Tbilisi

    this museum houses both Georgian & international art its well worth a visit & you are allowed to take photos

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  • Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

    this 11 century cathedral is a architectural wonder ( please note no photo's allowed inside the cathedral itself . its here St Sidonia is buried as legend has it with the robe of Christ the robe he wore before his execution this still in her clutched hand . the current structure was built between 1010 & 1029 under patriarch Melkisedek & it massive...

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  • Uplistsikhe Cave City

    this is 1 of the oldest settlements in the Caucasus & was founded in the bronze age around 1000 BC but rose to prominence & became more developed in the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD . this settlement was the political & religious center of pagan Kartli & came the center of tension between pagan & christian worship . when the Arabs gained...

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  • the Botanical Gardens

    these gardens have existed as royal gardens from a least the early 1600's they were pillaged & destroyed by the Persians in the very late 1700's but they were revived in the very early part of the 19th century & renamed the Botanical gardens of Tbilisi in 1845

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  • The Old city wall Old city Tbilisi

    these are Remnants of the fortified walls that once marked the boundaries & beginnings of Tbilisi these sections of wall date from the 12th & 13th century

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  • Mosque of Tbilisi

    this is the only mosque in Tbilisi to survive lavrenty Beria anti religious purges & was built in 1895

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  • Anchiskhati Basilica

    this is the oldest church in Tbilisi built in the 6th century by a man called Dachi ,the church gets its name from an icon brought from the Anchi cathedral in Klarjeti which is in turkey you can see the icon in the fine arts museum near freedom square in Tbilisi .the church is a 3 nave basilica restored 3 times in its lifetime most notably in the...

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  • Jvaris Mama church

    there has been a church here since the 5th century BC but this structure dates from the 16th century it has wonderful predominantly red & blue fresco's

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  • the History of Tbilisi museum

    this museum houses objects & exhibits from the history of Tbilisi throughout the cities lifespan & existence its a good place to visit over a hr or 2 & a enjoyable experience .

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  • Narikala Fortress

    the fortress has been built & rebuilt over the centuries the earliest part of the walls date from the 4th century BC when the Persians controlled the fort . but most of the current structure dates from the 8th century BC when it was in the hands of Arab emirs . the fortress changed hands many times between Georgian ,Persians also Arab & Russian...

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  • National Museum Of Georgia

    this excellent museum houses artifacts from the history of Georgia from prehistoric times to its early christian kings & queens right up to soviet conquest & occupation of the country

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  • Davit Gareja

    Davit Gareja is located close to Azerbaijan border and has totally different nature scenery than the rest of Georgia. Hot weather, dry, parched land with coloured hills and in the middle stands Davit Gareja monastery.

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  • Caucasus

    Probably the main reason why people travel to Georgia is hiking in Caucasus. I havent seen more beautiful mountains than Caucasus. Kazbegi is famous and often visited part of Caucasus, but plan it for spring or autumn, because the visibility of the mountain and a church is low in summer. You make a trek usually for one week or so. Camping is not...

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  • The capital Tbilisi

    If you travel to Georgia, you will probably not miss the capital of Tbilisi. It is very pleasing and absolutely safe city, where I felt really comfortable. It is growing to a modern city, which is seen in every corner, f.e. a modern bridge across the Mtkvari river and surrounding park. You should not miss the Old town and its little streets, where...

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  • TREASURES OF GEORGIA - SAPARA MONASTERY

    Sapara Monastery dating from 1300 AD. The name Sapara comes from the term "hidden place", as it was a medieval retreat from advancing Ottomans.fcI'ts an amazing place, monstery surrounded by mountains. I've been there in october and think that this is the best time to visit it.Take a day trip coz there is no place to stay there but you'll really...

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  • Vardzia Monastery - Cave City

    I'm tempted to publish this tip into the "off the beaten path" section, but at the same time I ponder what isn't in this country for travel can take considerable dedication, time and discomfort to many.Vardzia lies in central-south Georgia, approximately the area where the country meets the borders with Turkey and Armenia.A briefing in Akhaltsikhe...

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