Best places to visit in Georgia country
- Batumi – City on the Black Sea Coast.
- Borjomi –
- Gori –
- Kutaisi – West Georgia, many monasteries and an international airport.
- Mestia – North West in the mountains, great for hiking.
- Mtskheta – Historic capital near Tbilisi.
- Signaghi – East Georgia in the wine region, the old town also known as the city of love.
- Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) – Central North in the mountains, nice day hike and beautiful views.
- Tbilisi – Capital City.
- Uplistsikhe –
- Vardzia –
Kutaisi and the surrounding area is full of interesting places to visit. From the Bagrati Cathedral to the incredible Gelati Monastery, passing through the wonderful Martvili canyon and the Prometheus Caves. You will have plenty of things to do in Kutaisi
coastal city and leading summer destination for locals, Batumi has also become quite popular internati
It’s also one of the oldest cities in Georgia, where 4000-year-old traces of human settlements were found. Mtskheta is home to three of Georgia’s most important churches: Svetitskhoveli (try to say this 3x in a row…), Jvari and Samtavro Monastery
Saint Nino lived in this city. She’s known as the Enlightener of Georgia, is one of the most important saints in this country (many girls are named after her). She’s the woman who preached Christianity in Georgia and the reason why this religion was adopted as the state religion in the year 330.
Overlooking Mtskheta from Jvari Monastery
Important Note: if you want to enter the churches, dress appropriately! Men aren’t allowed to wear shorts or hats while women have to wear a long skirt and cover their hair with a scarf.
This underground monastery was built in the 12th Century, under the reign of King Tamar, the first woman that was ever crowned as a king (not a queen!) in Georgian history. It used to be completely hidden until a severe earthquake exposed and destroyed the cave monastery.
Borjomi isn’t the first place people think when traveling to Georgia, but it definitely deserves your attention. Borjomi is a spa town and home of the famous sparkling water of the same name.
Located 157 km from Tbilisi at 1,740 meters above the sea level, this small town was founded by a monk called Stephan, who built a hermitage here. This town’s name, Stepanstsminda is a portmanteau of the two words, ‘Stephan’ and ‘Saint.’
Situated in the Greater Caucasus, the only road that leads to the town offers magnificent views. The town itself is not designed for tourists, but the reason it’s quite popular is because of the Gergeti Trinity Church, which sits at the base of Mount Kazbegi.
If you love hiking or skiing, Kazbegi, now known as Stepantsminda is the place to visit. Located just 10KM from the Russian border, in a small town on the north-eastern side of Georgia. This region is paradise for budget travelers as it’s more affordable than the Alps and other comparable mountains regions, while also being higher in altitude. Mount Kazbegi, measuring in at 5,033 meters above sea level, is rich with tales of Georgian folklore and spectacular views over the surrounding landscape.