Georgia is believed to be the birthplace of wine over 8000 years ago. The earliest evidence of wine making has been found here, and the word “wine” is derived from the Georgian word “gvino”. Georgia is not only the country with the earliest record of winemaking, moreover it is home to unique wine-making traditions and techniques as well as of grape-varieties which are not well-known throughout the world. Georgian wine was, and still is produced in buried clay fermenting pots called Kvevri.
Over 500 varieties of grapes are found in Georgia, a greater diversity than anywhere else in the world. Around 40 of these different grapes are used in wine production. The combination of Natural mineral spring water from the Caucasus mountains, mild winters and warm summers provide perfect conditions for wine making.
Georgians are the nation of long and complicated history, that is why plethora of historical and cultural monuments are preserved on Georgian territory. These are archeological sights of Stone and Bronze Age. Antique era settlements, Middle Age fortresses, churches and monasteries, bridges and many other memorials. Georgian rich ancienct culture is mentioned in Classical Greek mythology and the Bible. It makes Georgia one of the most wonderful places on the planet. Whether you visit our ancient cave cities, marvel at the highest settlements or experience the sights and sounds of our amazing theatre, food, art,or music, Georgia will be captured in your heart forever.
Caucasus Mountains and Ski Resorts
The Caucasus Mountains attract a large number of tourists and sportsmen, as they contain the highest peaks of Georgia: Mount Shkhara (5,068 m), which gives shelter to the village of Ushguli and is the highest mountain and permanent settlement to be a UNESCO world heritage site; Mount Ushba (4,690 m), well-known to skiers and considered as the one of the most difficult peaks in the world to conquer (4,000 meters), Mount Kazbek (5,047m), an inexhaustible source of myth and legend with uniquely beautiful slopes and a plethora of historical sights. The Caucasus Mountains will conquer you with their ancient glaciers and majestic peaks, deeply carved by mountain rivers and rugged passes. The clean mountain air and pleasant weather conditions allow you to truly enjoy the exceptional flora and wildlife, many of which are rare species and found only in the Caucasus. The welcoming slopes of the Caucasus are waiting for you! Visiting this little corner of paradise which "holds up the sky" will leave you unforgettable memories that you will treasure for your lifetime, also host of positive emotions and a greathappiness are guaranteed . The main ski resorts are Gudauri, Bakuriani and Khatsvali/Mestia.
Georgia’s has one of the most special and beautiful nature and environment in the world. Geologically it has more compressed into its surface than many large countries and the diversity of its landscapes ranks in the world’s top twelve. In a mere 67,000 square kilometers (the size of Ireland) u can find peaks that are 5000 or more meter high ; glaciers; alpine meadows; sub-tropical coastline; high desert; fertile valleys; wetlands and of course large swathes of virgin forest. The rich natural resources found in our country are exceptional. National parks and protected areas cover more than 7% of Georgia. 75% of the all protected areas are covered with woods. There are 14 national reserves, 9 national parks, 17 suppressed, 14 natural monuments and 2 protected landscapes in Georgia.
Georgia is perfectly designed for the ultimate adventure holiday
To all hikers, climbers and adventure seekers, welcome to Adventure country: welcome to Georgia for walking, trekking, paragliding, horse riding, mountain biking, rafting, caving, bird watching, and ballooning.
Because of the diverse climatic conditions Georgia has a tremendous potential in the development of touristic resorts. Many resorts are located on the coast of the Black Sea – in Ajaria - Batumi, Kobuleti, Makhinjauri, Mtsvane Kontskhi, Ureki and others. The climate here is subtropical, with mild winters and long hot summers. The sea-bathing season lasts for 5-6 months. The sea climate is effective for the treatment of circulation and respiratory organs, functional disorders of the nervous system, as well as for relaxation.
Richness and diversity of natural factors have given a possibility to uncover 340 resort sights in Georgia favorable for health strengthening, treatment and prophylaxis of diseases. Resorts places are characterized with favorable climate mineral waters and medical mud. Considerable part of population use natural medical factors without organization while visiting resort. Several resorts are equipped with modern amenities. There are built cottages; small bathrooms; mineral springs are well equipped with natural exits. Development of resorts represents a large reserve for building-construction of a vast network of various type medical profiles and creating of new resorts.
Find out Why You should Make Armenia Your Next Travel Destination
- Armenia is becoming an increasingly popular tourist attraction, with the small but charming nation boasting a rich history.
- Armenia, which was the first country to declare Christianity as its national religion, boasts some of Europe’s most stunning views, with the peak of Mount Ararat dominating the country’s skyline. The mountain is Armenia’s national symbol despite its peak lying just over the Turkish border and Ararat is considered holy by locals due to its mention in The Bible – it is where Noah’s Ark landed.
- Armenia is home to countless beautiful monasteries and they are often found in areas of truly outstanding natural beauty.
- Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, is one of the most rapidly developing cities in the whole of Europe as the nation continues to embrace tourism.
- Armenia is a country of unrivalled gems of secular and sacred architecture.
- Armenia ia an excellent gourmet choice for indulging into authentic cuisine.
- The Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world, will offer you a unique aesthetic, swimming and even windsurfing experience.
- Indeed, there are a lot more weighty reasons why once in Armenia you will feel like discovering this emerging tourist destination over and over again.
Why Azerbaijan should be on your travel bucket list
Unique history, fantastic food, as well as plenty of sights are awaiting travelers in Azerbaijan. The Land of Fire, combines the historical, mysterious and exotic with hospitable locals. There are many reasons to visit this little-explored nation in the Caucasus. Azerbaijan is a country located in the southern part of the Caucasus, at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe. Due to its particular geographic location, Azerbaijan is a real blend of Eastern and Western culture, with a deep and intriguing history. Why should visiting the capital of Azerbaijan be on your bucket list? Because Baku is a city that shocks and surprises anyone. As soon as you land, the first thing you see is the ultra-modern Airport. Head to the city center to find a beautiful and historical old town, endless pubs and fine dining restaurants, luxury cars at every corner and the cleanest streets ever. Petrol made it possible for Baku to be one of the modern and well-built cities in the world. The city offers a fantastic mix of old and new with futuristic skyline set against the ancient architecture of local mosques and other landmarks.
Azerbaijan is a tiny country, but it turns out that 9 out of the 11 climate zones can be found there: from high altitude Caucasian Mountains to vast hot deserts, green meadows and coastal areas. Besides, did you know that 50% of the mud volcanoes in the world are found in Azerbaijan? They are located around Qobustan, 50 kilometers from Baku.
One of the must-visit places in Azerbaijan, are the mountain villages near Quba, up in north of the country, where isolated valleys were historically so cut off from their neighbors that some of them even came up with their own languages. Homestay in those villages are going to be an unforgettable experience. Hiking up here is absolutely spectacular, as many of the villages are surrounded on all sides by snow-capped mountains, while the grasslands below are either entirely pristine, or grazed by a flock of sheep or cows.
Another gorgeous town with another gorgeous artistic tradition is Lahic, whose cobblestone streets, stone houses, and occasional horseback-riding villager wandering through town make for quite a picturesque case for the benefits of small-town life. But it’s also famous for its copper-working craftsmen, who make everything from pots and pans to decorative plates and pitchers, and whose workshops you can also peruse while you’re visiting the town. It’s fascinating to see all the behind-the-scenes tools, displayed in workshops right on the main street, so you can walk right in.
The Caspian Sea, or the world’s largest lake, makes one of the best places to visit in Azerbaijan. The coastline stretches more than 500 kilometers (310 miles) from the border with Iran to the south and Dagestan in the north. Despite most the coast and beaches near Baku suffering from pollution, you can find beautiful resorts in Sumgait in the northern part of the Absheron Peninsula. Lankaran, four hours south of Baku towards the Iranian border, has a few resorts too.
Cultural diversity is one of the most attractive things about Azerbaijan. This country has been known as the homeland of diverse peoples and cultures, since the ancient times. This land served as some kind of bridge between Eastern culture, on the one hand, and the world, European culture – on the other hand. For the multinational, poly-confessional, multilingual Azerbaijan, this ideology is put forward by the historical reality itself. Indeed, Azerbaijan is a unique geographical, geopolitical and cultural space where the representatives of numerous national-ethnic groups live.
Azerbaijan culture combines the historical, religious and traditional evolving and molding over centuries to create the modern-day Azerbaijani. Some traits may be familiar and others foreign and contradictory, but this is what makes the country special.
Visit Azerbaijan, and experience some of the world’s best hospitality. Locals go to great lengths to help, and guests are a valued commodity. Stay in a homestay, where hosts treat guests with endless cups (or armuda) of tea, snacks and anything else. Ask for directions, and they might show rather than tell.
Our programs are very rich, covering, filled with historical sightsseeing, wine tasting, show programs, meetings with artists and craftsmen, master-classes in culture, cuisine and music. We’ll show you the best of Azerbaijan!
Truly a dream destination!
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