Destination Overview GEORGIA…
Georgia is a country with a variety of breathtaking natural beauty, a remarkable number of early Christian architecture, extraordinary cultural diversity, delicious local cuisine and over 8000 years of wine tradition.
The country combines the stunning natural beauty of the high mountains of the Greater Caucasus (over 5000m), the volcanic formations of the Lesser Caucasus range, the Black sea coastline with deserts, vineyards, lakes and forests, all of this on the territory of 69700 km². The population of the country is approx. 3.7 million. 1.4 of whom live in the capital city of Tbilisi situated on the crossroads of East and West and enchants visitors with its unique atmosphere.
The climate of Western Georgia is subtropical with high humidity and offers great conditions for citrus and tea plantations, while the fertile land of the East contributes to turning it into a small paradise with an abundant array of fruits, vegetables and vines flourishing there. Georgia has everything for people who love the outdoors. A wide variety of climate zones as well as natural landscapes, the sea as well as the mountainous, make Georgia a popular destination for trekking, camping, horse-riding and all kinds of outdoor pursuits.
Tbilisi – The city where the East meets the West enchants with its history, colorful architecture and dynamic lifestyle. Located in a dramatic valley setting, the city impresses with an unique mix of natural beauty and its picturesque Old Town and eclectic Art Nouveau architecture. Not to forget the world-famous thermal baths that gave the city its name by the old Georgian word for ‘warm’, tbili.
Stepantsminda – Commonly known as Kazbegi, this settlement is located at the foot of Mt. Kazbek (5047m), one of the highest and most beautiful peaks of the Caucasus, where Prometheus was chained according to an old Greek legend. Stepantsminda location is absolutely stunning and the city makes the ideal starting point for hikes and bike tours through the surrounding mountains and valleys.