Discover the Best Places in Georgia



Here are the top places to visit and things to do in Georgia.


Tbilisi    

Tbilisi is the capital city of the country of Georgia, King Dachi I Ujarmeli, who was the successor of Vakhtang I Gorgasali, moved the capital from Mtskheta to Tbilisi according to the will left by his father. It must be mentioned that Tbilisi was not the capital of a unified Georgian state at that time (therefore did not include the territory of Colchis) and was only the capital of Eastern Georgia/Iberia. During his reign, King Dachi I was also responsible for finishing the construction of the fortress wall that lined the city's new boundaries. Beginning from the 6th century, Tbilisi started to grow at a steady pace due to the region's favourable and strategic location which placed the city along important trade and travel routes between Europe and Asia. Visit the following places when you are in Tbilisi, G. Chitaia Ethnographical Open-Air Museum, and Tortoise’s pond lane.

Kazbegi

Kazbegi is a small town in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of north-eastern Georgia. According to tradition, Stepantsminda, literally "Saint Stephan", was named so after a Georgian Orthodox monk Stephan, who constructed a hermitage at this location on what later became the Georgian Military Highway. It came under the control of a local feudal magnate, the Chopikashvili clan, who were in charge of collecting tolls on travelers in the area in the late 18th century. Kazbegi is home to the Gergeti Trinity Church, Alexander Kazbegi Museum, Sno Valley and Juta town.

Gori      

Gori is a city in the Shida Kartli region of Georgia. The territory of Gori has been populated since the early Bronze Age. According to the medieval Georgian chronicles, the town of Gori was founded by King David IV (r. 1089-1125) who settled refugees from Armenia there. However, the fortress of Gori (Goris-Tsikhe), appears to have been in use already in the 7th century, and archaeological evidence indicates the existence of an urban community in Classical Antiquity. Gori is also known as the birthplace of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and ballistic missile designer Alexander Nadiradze. The Stalin Cult, unlike the majority of Georgia, Gori is full of people who still revere their home-town boy who made such an indelible mark on human history.

Uplistsikhe         

Uplistsikhe is an ancient rock-hewn town in eastern Georgia, some 10 kilometers east of the town of Gori, Shida Kartli. Uplistsikhe is identified by archaeologists as one of the oldest urban settlements in Georgia. Strategically located in the heartland of ancient kingdom of Kartli (or Iberia as it was known to the Classical authors), it emerged as a major political and religious center of the country. The town’s age and importance led medieval Georgian written tradition to ascribe its foundation to the mythical Uplos, son of Mtskhetos, and grandson of Kartlos. Built on a high rocky left bank of the Mtkvari River, it contains various structures dating from the Early Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages, and is notable for the unique combination of various styles of rock-cut cultures from Anatolia and Iran, as well as the co-existence of pagan and Christian architecture. Uplistsikhe is easily one of the oldest existing cities in Georgia, although it is now uninhabited save tourists. Founded in the sixteenth century BC and carved out of rock, this was a bustling city over 3000 years ago and was, before the introduction of Christianity in the fourth century, a major regional center of Caucasian pagan worship.

Pasanauri           

Pasanauri is a small town (daba) in Georgia, situated in the Dusheti district, Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. Average winter temperature is 0 degrees Celsius, but often falls below 10 degrees Celsius. As of the 2002 census, the townlet had a population of 1.600. Due to its picturesque location and the proximity to nearby historical sites as well as for its mineral water, hiking routes, handcrafted items and food, Pasanauri became a popular tourist destination in the Soviet period, but suffered decay during the years of post-Soviet crisis.

Kakheti

Kakheti is a region in eastern Georgia, famous for great weather, golden hills, and Georgia's principal wine country. Kakheti was an independent feudal principality from the end of the eighth century. It was incorporated into the united Georgian Kingdom at the beginning of the eleventh century, but for less than a decade. Only in the beginning of the twelfth century did Georgian King David the Builder (1089–1125) incorporate Kakheti into his Kingdom successfully. Kakheti is fast developing, since it is the most visited region of Georgia. One can choose to stay in a guest house, in a small and comfortable hotel, or a beautiful boutique-style hotel while traveling in this Region. Telavi and Signagi are the most visited towns. While in Kakheti visit the Alaverdi Cathedral, Shuamta Monasteries, Ninotsminda Monastery, Gremi Castle, Napareuli wine cellar, and the Twins old cellar.

Svaneti

Svaneti is a historic province in Georgia, in the northwestern part of the country. The Svans are usually identified with the Soanes mentioned by Greek geographer Strabo, who placed them more or less in the area still occupied by the modern-day Svans. The province had been a dependency of Colchis and of its successor kingdom of Lazica Egrisi until AD 552, when the Svans took advantage of the Lazic War, repudiated this connexion and went over to the Persians. The Byzantines wanted the region, for if they secured its passes, they could prevent Persian raids on the border areas of Lazica. With the end of the war, Svanetia again became part of Lazica. Then, the province joined the Kingdom of Abkhazia to form a unified monarchy which was incorporated into the Kingdom of Georgia in the early 11th century. Upper Svaneti is an exceptional landscape that has preserved to a remarkable degree its original medieval appearance, notable for the distribution, form, and architecture of its human settlements.

Batumi

Batumi is the capital city of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in the country of Georgia. In the 15th century in the reign of the prince Kakhaber Gurieli, the Ottoman Turks conquered the town and its district but did not hold them. They returned it by force a century later after the decisive defeat which they inflicted on the Georgian armies at Sokhoista. Batumi was recaptured by the Georgians several times, first in 1564 by Prince Rostom Gurieli, who lost it soon afterwards, and again in 1609 by Mamia Gurieli.  Batumi today is the main port of Georgia. It has the capacity for 80,000-tonne tankers to take materials such as oil which is shipped through Georgia from Central Asia. Additionally the city exports regional agricultural products. Since 1995 the freight conversion of the port has constantly risen, with an approximate 8 million tonnes in 2001. The annual revenue from the port is estimated at between $200 million and $300 million. Batumi is home to the several tourist spots such as the Black Sea, Nurigeli Lake, Oceanarium (locally called a delphinarium), Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian churches, Old Mosque, Remains of Gonio Fortress, and Batumi Botanical Garden.

Sukhumi             
               
Kutaisi  

Kutaisi is a city in the Rioni Region of Georgia. Kutaisi was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis. Archeological evidence indicates that the city functioned as the capital of the kingdom of Colchis as early as the second millennium BC. It is widely believed by historians that when Apollonius Rhodius was writing about Jason and the Argonauts and their legendary journey to Colchis, Kutaisi/Aia was the final destination of the Argonauts and the residence of King Ae√ętes. From 978 to 1122 CE Kutaisi was the capital of the United Kingdom of Georgia, and from the 15th century until 1810 it was the capital of the Imeretian Kingdom. In 1508, the city was captured by Selim I, who was the son of the Sultan of the Ottomans at that time, Bayezid II. While in Kutaisi visit favourite traveller spots like the Bagrati Cathedral, Gelati Monastery, Puppet Theater, Motsameta Monestary and the Torpedo Kutaisi

1 comments:

Riccky said...

All places are very amazing to watch but Pasanauri is just stop me to scroll down. It is just an excellent place that everyone wants to visit it.

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