Any season is the right season to visit Georgia. This part of the world is indeed a special place that offers something for everyone. Situated at the important crossroads where Europe meets Asia, Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage, and is famed for its traditions of hospitality and cuisine. From fantastically beautiful towns of Svaneti and Kazbegi in the Caucasus Mountains to Batumi, a semitropical town on the Black Sea coastline, Georgia has a wealth of spectacular landscapes.
Why Visit Georgia?
- Georgia is a home of versatile landscapes from snow-capped mountains and volcanoes to pristine deserts, from lush countryside to stunning seaside.
- Georgia is a land of the first human beings in Europe (Homo Georgicus): 1.75-million-year-old skulls found in Dmanisi are the oldest evidence of human habitation in Europe.
- Georgia is a cradle of wine: Grape pips found on Georgian soil are believed to be from the V-IV millennium BC. Georgia has over 500 native grape varieties and 8,000 years of winemaking history.
- Georgia has an ancient winemaking method: The traditional “qvevri” winemaking method was added to UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
- Georgia has a unique alphabet: Described as a "living culture of three writing systems”, it was added to UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
- Georgia is homeland of Europe’s highest permanently inhabited settlements: The village Bochorna in Tusheti and the village of Ushguli in Svaneti.
- Georgia is home to UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, Mtskheta Historical Monuments, and Upper Svaneti Caucasus mountains, villages, and tower houses.
- Georgia is a true paradise for food lovers: Exquisite and original, Georgian food was influenced by the Mediterranean world, Arab and Mongol flavors, Persian and Ottoman kitchens, the link stretching as far as Northern India.
- Georgia is a heaven for free-riders and heli-skiers.
- Georgia has a trendy nightlife with distinguished clubs and art cafes.
- There is something here for everyone.
- Georgia is 16th among 190 economies in World Bank’s Doing Business 2017
- Georgia is ranked among 6 top safest countries in the Crime Index Rate 2017
- Georgia is expected to be granted a visa-free travel regime with the EU for Georgian citizens travelling to the EU and or EU citizens when travelling to the territory of Georgia in 2017.
- More than eight million international, non-resident travellers visited Georgia in 2018 according to the Georgian National Statistics Office.
Fast Facts about Georgia
Area: 69,700 km2
Language: Georgian (official) followed by Russian and English.
Time Zone: GET (UTC +4)
Currency: Georgian Lari (GEL)
Internet Domain: .ge
Phone Dial Code: +995
Climate: Continental in the east part, Alpine in the north, and subtropical in the west along the Black Sea coast
Largest Cities: Tbilisi (capital) Batumi, Kutaisi
Highest Peaks: Shkhara (5068 m), Janga (5059 m), Kazbegi (5047 m)
Largest Lakes: Paravani (37,5 m2), Kartsakhi (26, 3 m2), Paliatomi (18,2 m2)
Longest Rivers: Alazani (391 km in Georgia), Mtkvari (351 km in Georgia), Rioni (333 km in Georgia)
Coastline: Black Sea (310 km)
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Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport
Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport is the main international airport in Georgia, located 17 km southeast of the capital Tbilisi. The airport was modernized to meet international standards in 2005 and has been operated by TAV Airports.
The airport offers connections to major European North American, and Asian cities. From here you can reach Paris with Georgian Airways, Vienna with Austrian Airlines, Warsaw (LOT Airlines), Kiev (Georgian Airways), Munich (Lufthansa), Athens (Georgian Airways), Riga (Air Baltic), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines), Prague (Czech Airlines), Amsterdam (Georgian Airways), Minsk (Belavia), Athens (Aegean Airlines), Dubai (Fly Dubai), Doha (Qatar Airways) and others.
||David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport
Kutaisi Airport is mainly served by Wizz Air from Berlin, Budapest, Dortmund, Katowice, Larnaca, Memmingen (Munich), Milan, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Vilnius and Warsaw, by Pegasus Airlines from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen,
The Georgian Bus Company provides comfortable bus transfers from the airport to major cities of Georgia, including Tbilisi. The bus schedules are synchronized with flights.
||Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport
The Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport is located 2 km south of Batumi, a city on the Black Sea coast. The airport is 20 km northeast of Hopa, Turkey, and serves as a domestic and international airport for Georgia and northeastern Turkey. Renovated in 200r, the airport is being operated by TAV Airports.
The Turkish Airlines flies every day between Batumi and Istanbul. Other destinations serviced by the Batumi airport include Kharkov, Kiev and Minsk (twice per week with Belavia). The Batumi airport is easily accessible by minibus and taxi.
Depending on the purpose of your travel in Georgia, there are different categories of visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Georgia Visa, accordingly. The fastest and easiest way to check whether you need Georgia visa to enter and/or stay in country, or transit the territory of Georgia is to click on “DO I NEED VISA” button and process step by step with simple online application.
An alien who is not exempted from Georgia visa and seeks to enter Georgia must first obtain an appropriate category visa. To obtain a Georgia visa an alien may submit the documentation as through E-Application System as via e-Visa Portal depending on the purpose of the travel. The documentation required for application differs depending on which category of visa (and status of residence) the applicant wishes.