Y.You will find the fascinating country of Georgia at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. This country is considered by many to be the cradle of winemaking. In addition to over 18,000 historic years of unprecedented wine production, it also houses three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To give you an insight into Georgia's colorful past, you should know that Georgians refer to their country as Sakartvelo, which means "the place where the Kartvels – Georgians – live" and which are two of the oldest cities in Europe.
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This country was also the scene of many beautiful film scenes and historical events that made headlines. All of this makes Georgia's colorful past and timeless beauty worth visiting. Not yet decided where to go? Here is a list of the ten best places in Georgia.
When you get off from Tbilisi Airport, you will be greeted by a warm and unique atmosphere. Many tourists find this city charming and eccentric. Interestingly, the word Tbilisi in Georgian means "warm place". There are lots of fun, yet unusual activities to do in this city. You can't go without trying one of the Georgian national dishes, khinkali. These slightly tough dumplings filled with delicious meat are hard to resist and simply unforgettable. Make sure you eat it right because there is a Georgian way to devour this delicacy dish.
This cathedral has adorned the city since the 11th century. Its unique architecture, historic bell tower and old but beautiful gates make it a breath of fresh air. In addition to its size and past, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the central theme for two popular legends. The architect responsible for this impressive cathedral is said to have been amputated on the right, which prevented him from building another building as beautiful as Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. This church is also said to be the tomb of Christ's seamless robe on another legend. If these legends have anything in common, it is the long history that lies in Svetitskhoveli Cathedral that makes them an absolutely perfect place to visit.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Photo by Thomson200 via Wikipedia CC
This national forest is bursting with fascinating natural wonders. The picturesque mountains, rolling hills, rushing rivers and waterfalls will take your breath away. Here you'll find the Appalachian Mountains, proud and proud of the historic civil war battles that took place around their premise. Today this area looks no less than calm, a perfect place to spend a day with nature. If you love to hike, don't miss Brasstown Bald, the highest peak in Georgia, which stands tall at 4,784 feet.
Bassiani, a nightclub that uses an abandoned swimming pool as a dance floor, is one of the best techno clubs in the world. This club attracts all types of partygoers and is famous for hosting Haroom evenings with around 1,000 LGBTQ members each month. Haroom takes its name from a Georgian war dance and is an event that encourages you to be whoever you want.
This ski area on the Kreuzpass is famous for winter sports activities. Its heights of 1,993 and 3,276 meters are the tallest and tallest in all of Georgia. If you are looking for a modern ski area where you can go cat skiing, heliskiing, cross-country skiing and much more, Gudauri is the best place for you.
You will find one of the oldest cities in Georgia, forty minutes from today's capital, Tbilisi. Mtskheta, a former city of old Europe, used to be the capital of Georgia. Aside from the many beautiful places in this city, it is proud to be the first winemaker in the world. There are many wineries here, which makes it a certified wine town. Whether it's a winery tour you want or just the best wines in the world, Mtskheta has a lot to offer. This city is frequented by upper class Tbilisi when they want fine wines and dishes. Make sure you try out an interesting place for a luxurious experience.
This 1,500 square meter castle is located on Mtskheta's mountain peak. This old fortress was built to protect the cities of Mtskheta and Tbilisi from intruders and enemies. Much of the beauty of this landscape rests on the initial intent to make it appear as one with the mountains. The towers were strategically built to appear triangular, imitating the shape of the mountain on which they sit. Today, Bebris Tsikhe is not in top shape after war and time-related damage, but it is certainly in perfect shape to surprise visitors.
History and Ethnography Museum
Svaneti, the country of Georgia's medieval defense towers, is another UNESCO World Heritage Site for many reasons. One of the reasons is that it houses one of the most important museums in Georgia, the History and Ethnography Museum. This museum shows the lifestyle of the Svans and the weapons that supported their battles. It also contains memorabilia that help commemorate and celebrate the success of Mikheil Khergiani, a famous and recognized Georgian alpinist.
At that time, Svaneti was guarded by ready-to-fight villages. The village of Ushguli had 300 impressive towers and many stone houses designed to intimidate and fight enemies while protecting their village. Many of these defense towers and houses still stand today and are a uniquely beautiful tourist attraction.
Rustaveli Avenue at night Photo via Depositphotos.com
This street is a must for two reasons. First, this street is named after a popular medieval poet in the name of Shota Rustaveli. His literary contributions during the golden age of Georgia are unforgettable not only for his homeland. In addition to this street in Georgia, there are also streets in Uzbekistan, Lviv, Ukraine and Armenia that are named after him. Aside from commemorating Rustaveli's amazing work in this avenue, this alley is also known as the scene of a scene for the ninth installment of the Fast and the Furious film franchise. A total of $ 10.94 million was spent by the film franchise when shooting in this beautiful country. The streets of Georgia are a must when you watch the FF9 film and a must in real life. What are you waiting for?
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