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Georgian Tour | ABOUT GEORGIA

ABOUT GEORGIA

Georgia loves every visitor, every tourist, every single guest and we believe you will fall in love with this wonderful country.

Georgia is located on the crossroads of Europe and Asia. It lays at the eastern end of the Black Sea, with Turkey and Armenia to the south, Azerbaijan to the east, and Russia to the north, over the Caucasus Mountains. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia’s total territory covers 69,700 square kilometers. The population in Georgia is almost 5 million. The official language is Georgian. The country is a unitary semi-presidential republic. Georgian currency is the Georgian Lari (GEL). The climate of Georgia is extremely diverse, considering the nation’s small size. The highest mountain in Georgia is Mount Shkhara at 5,068 meters. A large majority of Georgia’s population (83.9% in 2002) practices Orthodox Christianity.

The native name of Georgia is “Sakartvelo – საქართველო”.

10 reasons why you should visit Georgia

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Cradle of Wine – It has been archaeologically proven that the roots of Georgian viticulture are between 9000 and 7000 BC

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UNESCO Heritage sites – Our  current UNESCO heritage sites include the ancient capital city of Mtskheta, the massive cathedral complexes of Bagrati and Gelati, and the mountain region of Svaneti.

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First European Civilization – Recent excavations of Dmanisi have revealed an extraordinary record of the earliest hominid dispersal beyond Africa (1,75 million years ago).

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A Unique Alphabet – There are just 14 independent alphabets in the world and Georgian is one of them.

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Europe’s highest settlement in Georgia – Ushguli is recognized as the highest settlement in Europe, set at altitudes between 2,086 and 2,200 meters above sea level.

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Flora and Fauna – Georgia is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world, with climatic zones ranging from subtropical to high alpine to semi-desert. Bears, lynxes and even leopards can be found in Georgia’s dense forests of Caucasian fir-the tallest trees in Europe.

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Endless Tourism Possibilities – From adventure tourism to discovering the art of wine making, Georgia has something to delight every visitor.

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Mountains and Trekking – Access to peaks like Mount Shkhara (5,201 meters) and Mount Ushba (4,710 meters) and opportunities to stay with Svan families in villages make trekking in this region an outdoor and cultural adventure.

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Summer sea and Winter Ski resorts – In Georgia, you can swim in the sea as late as November. After that, why not head to the mountains, where there is guaranteed snow until late April, making Georgia a top destination for skiers and snowboarders.

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Rapid development – The New York Times ranked Georgia 6-th among 52 best countries for the tourism destination. Tbilisi has become one of the safest capitals in the Western World comparable to Lisbon or Vienna