About Georgia

Everything in Georgia speaks about its unique cultural wealth and heritage and the numerous monuments, cult structures of early Christianity, ancient churches, monasteries and fortresses hiding in the Caucasian Mountains are silent witnesses to its rich history.

The landscapes in this part of the world are powerful and unique. The towering mountains, swirling rivers, green meadows, valleys and the turquoise sea eloquently "speak" about the richness of its nature. The generosity of the inhabitants of Georgia can at best be expressed by the saying "The Georgian Hospitality" which implies a noisy, cheerful feast with exquisite local food accompanied with endless toasts and rivers of magnificent Georgian wines.

Everything in Georgia is unique, original and exotic indeed. It is a country with a highly developed culture which evolved like a colorful mosaic for centuries before it has turned into the biggest national asset of the country. This can be compared only with Georgian native land so treasured by its people - beautiful, rich, long-suffering but proud and independent.

Georgians are proud of their beloved country, calling it Sakartvelo and consider it the most heavenly spot on earth. To enhance this they even created an amusing legend: "When God divided the Earth among the people, Georgians were late because of their traditional feast, and at the moment of their arrival the entire world had already been divided. When God asked them to what they had drunk Georgians just answered: "To You, oh Lord, to us, to peace". God liked their answer, and He told them that although all lands were taken, He reserved a small plot for himself and now He decided to give it Georgians. According to God the land was incomparable in its beauty and all people would admire and cherish it forever. "
And it did come true: the beauty of Georgia is impossible to describe and should rather be contained in song. So Georgians prefer singing about the beauty of their land in their original harmonious songs.

The landscapes of Georgia are a unique mixture of all four seasons. The mountain tops are sparkling with snow, the autumn fog with rain covers the foothills, in the river valleys there are spring flowers and fruit trees, and finally, hot summers among evergreen palm trees on the Black Sea shore. It is not surprising that the fertile Georgian land inspired such Great Russian classic writers and poets as Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoy and many others.
The beauty of Georgian nature is overwhelmingly evident; the purest air, the unique coniferous forests, the beautiful mountain lakes and the Alpine meadows. Then there are also the healing mineral springs, the sacred places - unique monuments of early Christian culture. The numerous resorts are world renowned and Batumi, Tskhaltubo, Sukhumi, Borzhomi, Gagra and many others attracts tourists from around the globe.
 
In total there are about 300 mountain, seaside, mineral and healing mud resorts in Georgia.
Georgia possesses a huge tourist potential, and is actively striving to stimulate the tourism industry which, during the 1980's, had seen 4-5 million visitors per annum. The decline in tourism that took place due to earlier political instability has been halted and Georgia implemented turnaround strategies to revive the industry. The earlier political problems were resolved and the country regained its independence. And, today the troubles are over and Georgia is again open for tourists and travelers from all over the world. The popularity of this destination is rapidly increasing and the projected number of visitors to Georgia will soon reach one million tourists per year.