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Georgia is able to offer so much exciting, known for the cordiality of its dwellers, the mild Mediterranean climate, stunning scenery and extraordinary historical heritage.
Country roughly the size of Switzerland and is disposed in the Caucasus between Europe and Asia.
So why not take advantage of one of the great tours, such as to the city-museum of Mtskheta, the magnificent Cathedral Bagrati and Gelati in Kutaisi, stunning views of Kazbegi, Svaneti and Khevsureti proposed by Concord Travel?
Georgia has a large and interesting history of more than 3000 years.
Christianity was officially adopted in the year 327. The Bible was translated in the fifth century, and 84% of the population are Orthodox Christians.
Georgian hornbook existed already in the third century BC and amongst the 14 present alphabets.
Tbilisi – the metropolis of Georgia, an ancient city with more than 1,500 years since it was founded in the year 456.
Among the most important monuments of the city are Metekhi Temple, Narikala bastion, Sioni Minster and Church Anchishati.
The ancient capital Mtskheta, is currently the spiritual center, which presents significant churches of Georgia: Jvari monastery and Svetitskhoveli, where stored in the subsoil the tunic of Christ.
To the north of Tbilisi, near the Russian border is the famous Georgian Military Road, an important link betwix Europe and Asia since ancient times. The road curls in the shadow of the peaks of the Caucasus Mountains, among which Mount Kazbegi of 5049 m, where the ancient Greeks thought that Prometheus was chained.
The most interesting centers of the area are Ananuri, with eponymous Church of the seventeenth century and Gudauri, the most famous ski resort in the country.
Svaneti, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, presents the landscapes of high snow-covered mountains, rocky hills and picturesque valleys, where hiding old villages with its medieval towers, shelter of people with their own language and traditions, which have remained untouched for centuries.
Landscapes of Mestia, center of Svaneti, mountain river valleys at the foot of the glacier Tetnuldi are places of pristine beauty, which have no analogues.
Ushguli – village in Svaneti, is located at an elevation of 2200 m at the foot of Shkhara, one of the peaks of the Caucasus. It is defined as the highest inhabited point in Europe. Typical defensive towers of Svaneti are all over the village. This is an out-and-outer architectural complex.
Georgia has a great potential for all kinds of tourism, whether cultural, sea or mountain, ecological or sports. All this becomes much more accessible, given the small size of the country – 70,000 square kilometers. For example, the Black Sea shore and high mount peaks just a few hours away from each other.
The country is sublime of its longest tradition of viticulture. Already the ancient authors mentioned vines and wines of the Caucasus, including Homer’s Odyssey, which tells of flavored and sparkling wines of Colchis.
Terra of the Golden Fleece with the famous legend of the Argonauts demonstrates their common roots with Western culture, especially with such as ancient Greek.
Culinary Arts is a significant element of Georgian culture.
It’s quite a show!
Georgian kitchen is a multiplicity of dishes of meat, fish, green-stuff and spices and is always accompanied with an excellent wine.
Supra, this means a table, full of traditional courses. Tamada is a chief of the table and offers a variety of toasts, following the ritual sequence.
Georgian cuisine is particularly popular in the former Soviet Union, but is also known in Western Europe.
There are several Georgian restaurants in London and Paris.
As a rule, it begins with an assortment of hot and cold dishes: grilled meat and spicy salad of beans and hazelnuts – lobio, pickled eggplant, spinach – pkhali, also the pickles and smoked meat.
Fried chicken, seasoned with garlic sauce – chkmeruli – dish for gourmets!
Learn more about Georgia and cultural tours of Concord Travel to explore the archaeological wonders of Georgia, to visit the land of the Golden Fleece, and probably first European.