If you want to see one of the most amazing cities in the world, Tbilisi, Georgia, is an excellent choice. Georgia mixes cultures, nationalities, flavors, ancient history, and modern life. In Tbilisi, you can explore features of the whole of Georgia - Stunning Mountains, river Mtkvari, the oldest churches and buildings, fantastic nature, hospitable people, natural wine, and delightful cuisine. If you visit Georgia once, you will always desire to return.
Tbilisi is a modern city with impressive architectural landmarks, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, squares, nightclubs, bars, and all the high technologies. Still, at the heart of the city, you can explore the most exciting part of it - Old Tbilisi. This part was founded in the 5th century by Vakhtang Gorgasali and served as a basis for the whole city. The capital city's name is linked to natural hot springs discovered during King Vakhtang’s hunt; the word “Tbili” in Georgian means warm so Tbilisi can be translated as "warm location." After so many centuries, Old Tbilisi is still very famous for curing Sulfur Baths in the “Abanotubani” district, and „Abano“ - means bath in Georgian. Sulfur Baths are not only healing but also very beautiful outside, so tourists belove this location. You can take amazing photos here.
Old Tbilisi is so alluring!
Narikala Fortress, Botanical Garden with its waterfalls and fantastic nature, Metekhi Church, old houses hanging above the river Mtkvari, view of the great mountain Mtatsminda, Mother of Georgia, and course, the statue of the founder of Tbilisi Vakhtang Gorgasali.
Things to do in Tbilisi:
When you are in Old Tbilisi, you can ride the aerial cable car from Riye Park to Narikala Fortress and admire the fantastic view of Old Tbilisi. Narikala Fortress is the main ancient symbol of Old Tbilisi’s defense. Fortress was established in the 4th century. After visiting this fantastic place, you can go to the Botanical Garden; it’s situated at the bottom of the fortress. With impressive waterfalls, nature, and a great atmosphere, you can have a break and visit the local café or organize a picnic. If you are an extreme lover, there is a Zip Line in the Botanical Garden.
Tbilisi is known as the city of Cathedrals and Churches; visit Metekhi, Sioni, Sameba, Kashveti, and the oldest church of 6th-century Anchiskhati. As Tbilisi is an international city, you can also see Armenian Church, Juma Mosque, and Great Synagogue.
Suppose you love nature and want to see the most beautiful view of Tbilisi and its districts. You have to ride the funicular railway from Sololaki. In that case, it will take you to the top of Mtatsminda Mountain and Funicular restaurant; here, you can taste Georgian food, traditional dumplings, Khinkali, Shoti, and Lavashi bread, Georgian cheese, of course, fantastic wine and have a good time admiring the amazing view. Here you can also taste unique dumplings made with grey flour called Chela.
On the return trip to Old Tbilisi, you can visit Mtatsminda Pantheon and St.David church. Georgia's most prominent writers, artists, scholars, and national heroes are buried at Mtatsminda Pantheon; this place is precious for Georgians.
Old Tbilisi is not a unique building and historical landmark; here is one of the most famous streets Shardeni. This location is full of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and karaoke bars; you can have a great time here. Nightlife is incredibly joyful here, the whole street is full of lights, and you can have a great time in bars and clubs or wander in the beautiful narrow streets. On the roads, there are lots of small shops with traditional sweets like "Churchkhela," "Chiri," "Tklapi," or Georgian Cheese and Wine.
A holiday in Tbilisi is unforgettable; you will love the local people, places, and cozy atmosphere.
Why? Something has happened in Georgia’s capital over the last 18 months, earning it the “Lisbon of 2018.” An almost overnight must-see destination, the city is increasingly becoming one of the world’s most coveted hubs for fashion, arts, and creativity.
Best for: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, techno music, wine.” – Reported by CNN