Dreamy nature, outstanding cuisine, distinguished language, unique culture, hospitable and joyful people make Georgia as special as it is with its ancient churches, towers, fortresses and fantastic landscapes. But somehow Georgia is still one of the most underrated travel destinations. Why? – Perhaps tourists keep the country as their treasure secret, so others would not spoil it for them.
Nature is generously rich in Georgia. One can hardly find many places in the whole world that may hold such diverse landscapes within such a small area- from humid subtropics to perennial snows and glaciers of high mountains; but still, when it comes to a foreign country, tourists need to know about things to do that would let them have the best experience.
As a native Georgian I know a lot about my mother-land so without any flinching I am giving you the list of 5 captivating things to do in Georgia that will lead you to have the time of your life:
#1 Experience a Georgian Supra
What is “Supra”- you might ask. The easiest way to define it would be a traditional Georgian feast. Remember: A country’s food tells you a lot about their culture.
Georgian cuisine is as diverse as the country itself, but we all are united under one thing- hospitality. Traditional food is a part of a country’s heritage and there is no way of fully experiencing any foreign country without tasting signature dishes, especially when we are talking about Georgian cuisine.
One of the most popular dish is Khinkali, meat dumpling as well as warm, cheesy bread-Khachapuri. Each region of the country has its cuisine, so no matter where you go, taste the local food, you will definitely fall in love.
#2 Visit The Kingdom Of Clouds – Bakhmaro
If you love nature, beautiful sunrises, wandering around the forests, riding horses, getting the full magical experience, Bakhmaro is the right place for you.
Bakhmaro is the highest alpine climatic resort in the Western Georgia, where air of the sea and the mountain unite and create unique environment. Therefore, it has natural medicinal benefits too. Resort is surrounded with evergreen forests.
Mountain Gadrekili located in Bakhmaro is known as a “sunrise hill” which people would climb at nights with their tents and wait for the mesmerizing view in the morning: sun rises in the sea of the clouds. From this hill sunset is as beautiful too.
Besides hiking you can ride horses, swim in the river, taste local food like “Kaimaghi” and even a chewing gum collected from the pine-trees.
Bakhmaro truly is the kingdom of the clouds and fog and there is no chance of fitting the beauty in a single photograph, so you must visit to see it with your own eyes.
#3 Explore Modernism in Batumi
Batumi has been selected as the best travel destination by the American Hospitality Academy in 2012 and Forbes puts Batumi in the list of Best European Cities to Invest In for 2020.
Batumi with its Black sea, ancient and modern architecture, an old port, European squares, high level hotels and many other sightseeings became one of the best modern cities and cultural centers in Georgia.
The city is perfect for those who love enjoying their daytime by the beach and dancing through the nights: each summer Batumi offers many concerts, festivals and cultural shows. If you like spending quality time by yourself, riding a rental bicycle in the boulevard or visiting Batumi botanical garden could be the perfect getaway from the city.
#4 Free Yourself In Kazbegi
Mesmerizing Kazbegi with its breath-taking nature and cultural monuments is definitely one of the best travel destinations in Georgia. If you are interested in mountains, hiking, landscapes or all of them, then heading to this place is a must.
Merge of culture and natural beauty definitely makes this place unique. With great mountains, waterfalls, lakes and glens Kazbegi becomes interesting for hikers and mountain lovers.
There are many touristic routes that can lead you to the new adventures and even cause the inner-peace too. You can travel around the place with tents or get a hotel-room. Gergeti Trinity Church, Chaukhi Pass, Lake Kelitsadi, Waterfalls, Truso Valley and other incredibly beautiful places will guarantee your trip being magical.
#5 Taste the Georgian Wine
Georgia is considered to be the birthplace of wine as its history can be traced back over 8000 years and discovery in Gadachrili Gora (south of Tbilisi) confirms that Georgia is the country where the earliest evidence of grape wine-making was found.
Locals have been using the traditional method for centuries which involves pressing the grapes and pouring the juice into the Qvevri (clay storage) which is sealed and buried in the ground so the wine can ferment for five to six months before being drunk.
Wine truly is inseparable component of everyday’s life all over the globe, but it holds special place in lives of Georgians. Leaving the birthplace of wine without giving a taste to it would be like going to Paris without seeing an Eiffel tower.
Conclusion – things to do in Georgia
Georgia holds much more than these, and this is just a quick introduction to things to do in Georgia. What would you love to see the most? Find us on Facebook. Comment, like and share this post with your friends!
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