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.
Truly a dream destination!
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