Welcome to Georgia
Found within the borders of Asia and Europe, Georgia has a distinct and ancient cultural heritage, and known for its tradition of hospitality and amazing cuisine. This is a land that is also referred to as the Cradle of Wine, because it has one of the oldest wine making traditions all over the world. Every corner of the country is rich in history and a beauty that is unique to this place. Lakes surround the country, and picturesque mountain views provide a pleasant tableau to relax. Museums, churches and monasteries dating back to the 17th century are also all over the land- a must-see for any history buff.
Western Georgia is also the site of the ancient kingdom of the Colchis, which is very famous as the destination of Jason and the Argonauts as they searched for the Golden Fleece. After reenacting your own version of the quest with your friends, visit the Motsameta Monastery in Kutaisi, which has a splendid view of the Red River and the surrounding gorges. Immediately you will feel the mystique of this place and a sense of having gone back in time.
Take a day trip to Signagi where most of the country’s vineyards are located. Savor the exquisite local cuisine and sample the wine. Georgia wine is touted to be one of the best in the world, so this is one experience that you should definitely not pass on. This is a country that loves to drink, and it has a stupendous amount of beers, liquors, wines and distilled drinks. Do yourself a favor and buy as much Georgia wine as you can to take home with you. It’s simply that good.
For some active fun, you can also do some skiing at the Bakuriani or Pasaunari ski slopes, or climb Mount Kazbeg, one of the highest mountains in Europe.
Whatever you choose to do, Georgia, Eurasia will amaze you at every turn.