Why go to the Caucasus
A mysterious, ancient land where natural beauty and hospitality are unparalleled, unlike wars, grief and centuries of rebellion.
Explore breathtaking landscapes
The landscape within the country is very diverse. The landscape of western Georgia ranges from low-lying swamp forests, marshes and tropical rainforests to perpetual snowfields and glaciers, and there is even a small part of semi-arid plains in the eastern part of the country. The entire region is made up of various interconnected mountain ranges and plateaus not exceeding 3,400 meters in height. Important features of this area are the Javakheti volcanic plateau, lakes, including Tabakkuri and Paravani lakes, as well as mineral waters and hot springs.
Dreamland for the history buff
The territory of modern Georgia was inhabited in the Paleolithic period. Human fossils have been found in Dmanis. The first mentions date back to the 12th century BC. n. no. Early political and state formations, advanced metallurgical and jewelry technology have been discovered. Many early Georgian states, Colchis and Iberia, the Golden Fleece, Jason and the Argonauts arose in antiquity. According to the tradition of the Georgian Orthodox Church, the Apostle Andrew preached Christianity. King Mirian III declared Christianity the state religion. Georgian writing, art and a single Georgian nation were formed. The history of the rise and fall of the kingdoms, unification under the rule of the first female ruler of Georgia, Tamara, the King of Kings.
Now is a very interesting time to visit these countries as they are still building up their tourism industry so it seems a bit untouched but they are growing fast and visitors can enjoy a comfortable tourism infrastructure. Not to mention that people in all three countries were extremely friendly and hospitable towards tourists. You may find that they want to develop the tourism industry, which is why they seem to be trying to make tourists feel at home. For a person who has been in tourism for almost 15 years, it was interesting to visit a part of the world that is somewhat unknown and still open, as such places are becoming increasingly difficult to reach.
Food and wine will delight all gourmets
Georgian cuisine and wine have evolved over the centuries and adapted traditions to each era. One of the most unusual traditions is the supra or Georgian table, a traditional Georgian holiday and part of Georgian social culture. There are two types of supra: the festive supra, called keipi, and the gloomy supra, called kelekhi, which always comes after burial. Regardless of the size and type, the supro always leads the toastmaster, introduces each dish, toasts and makes sure everyone enjoys it.
To get acquainted with the Caucasus means to conquer the highest point of Georgia – Shkhara, which rises to 5000 m above sea level, go down the Riona River, ride horses or walk along the most beautiful mountain trails and see wild waterfalls, go skiing on snowy slopes, pamper yourself in healing mineral springs, as well as swimming and sunbathing on the Black Sea coast.