About Sights – The Baratashvili Bridge in Tbilisi

The Baratashvili Bridge (Georgian: ბარათაშვილის ხიდი) over the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi is decorated with bronze figures and is often referred to as the Bridge of Love, in reference to its name, honoring the Georgian romanticism poet Nikoloz Baratashvili. The 150 meter bridge was opened in 1966 and replaced the Mukhrani Bridge. The bronze figures … Continue reading

About Sights – Martvili Monastery

Martvili Monastery (Georgian: მარტვილის მონასტერი) is a monastic complex located in the village of Martvili in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. The hill on which it stands was a former pagan site associated with fertility and prosperity. The Martvili-Chkondidi Cathedral was constructed in the late 7th century on top of the roots of an enormous oak tree … Continue reading

About Tourism – Hotel Dartlo in Tusheti

The family run “Hotel Dartlo” is located in the heritage village of Dartlo in the historic region of Tusheti (Georgian: თუშეთი) in northeastern Georgia. Built of stone in traditional Tush style, the hotel’s accommodation consists of 12 standard rooms and 1 luxury room. The hotel occupies the highest place in the village and has wonderful views of the village and … Continue reading

About Tourism – Guesthouse “Shina” in Upper Omalo

Guesthouse “Shina” is located in the village of Upper Omalo in the historic region of Tusheti (Georgian: თუშეთი) in northeastern Georgia. Built of stone in traditional Tush style, the guesthouse can accommodate up to 18 guests in its 8 well equipped guest rooms. The medieval towers of Keselo (Georgian: კესელო) can be seen from the guesthouse balcony. … Continue reading

About Tourism – Promoting Tourism in Georgia in the 1970’s

During the Soviet era, Georgia was the “Riviera of the Soviet Union”, with 3 million visitors annually. Georgia appealed to tourists because of its sunny weather, its culture, wines and food, health spas, beaches and skiing. Tourism was centrally planned and the market was monopolized by Intourist, a state owned tourism agency that arranged all holiday … Continue reading

About Travel – David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport

Kutaisi Airport, also known as David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport, is operated by United Airports of Georgia and was extensively renovated in 2011. It re-opened in September 2012. Located 14 km (8.7 mi) west of Kutaisi in the western region of Imereti, the airport’s terminal building and air traffic control tower were designed by … Continue reading

About Tourism – Tourist Maps of Georgia

Examples of tourist maps of Georgia from the Soviet-era and present day. Click on the pictures for a larger image. Click on the picture for a larger image. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.

About Tourism – New Mountain Rescue Station at Stepantsminda

A new mountain rescue station was recently opened at Stepantsminda (Georgian: სტეფანწმინდა) in Kazbegi municipality in north-eastern Georgia. So far this year, the Department of Emergency Management has rescued 87 people, including 29 foreigners, in the mountainous regions. Photos courtesy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see … Continue reading

About History – Tourism in Georgia in Soviet Times

During the Soviet era, Georgia was the “Riviera of the Soviet Union”, with 3 million visitors annually. Georgia appealed to Soviet tourists because of its sunny weather, its culture, wines and food, health spas, beaches and skiing. Tourism was centrally planned and the market was monopolized by Intourist, a state owned tourism agency that arranged … Continue reading

About Tourism – Goderdzi Pass Mountain Ski Resort

Goderdzi Pass mountain ski resort in Ajara is currently being developed as a four season destination. The pristine forested mountains are snow-covered from November to April and offer superb skiing. The resort currently offers 8 km of pistes and two ski lifts. Further construction is underway, which will create a total of 35 km of … Continue reading

About Travel – Tbilisi Airport (TBS)

Tbilisi Airport (Georgian: თბილისის აეროპორტი) is the main international airport in Georgia, located 17 km (11 mi) southeast of the capital Tbilisi. The airport is operated by the Turkish airport operator TAV Airport Holdings and hosts over 20 airlines. It is also a hub for national airline Georgian Airways. From Tbilisi, destinations across Europe, the CIS and … Continue reading

About Tourism – Feast with us in Georgia!

Planning a vacation? Visit Georgia and enjoy the finest food and wine. Visit the Georgian National Tourism Administration website to find out about vacations in Georgia. Photos courtesy of the Georgian National Tourism Administration. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.  

About Tourism – Find Yourself in Georgia

Planning a vacation? Visit Georgia and find yourself! Escape to Georgia. Visit the Georgian National Tourism Administration website to find out more. Photos courtesy of the Georgian National Tourism Administration. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.

About Sights – Okatse Canyon

Construction of a new tourist attraction at Okatse Canyon (Georgian: ოკაცეს კანიონი) in Imereti region in Georgia started this month. A 1km long walkway suspended along the edge of the canyon will enable visitors to explore this natural wonder and its beautiful waterfalls. The facilities will include a visitor center, exhibition hall, a café, and an … Continue reading

About Tourism – Record Number of Visitors Come to Georgia

In June of this year, 390 808 people visited Georgia – a 72% increase on the same month in 2011. In the first six months of this year 1 690 493 people have come to Georgia to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Georgian countryside, the wonderful cuisine, the amazing history and culture, the wide … Continue reading

  • Emergencies Control Center in Tbilisi

  • Sarpi Border Checkpoint

  • Shatili - Khevsureti

  • Traditional Tushetian balconied house (“Karseani”).

  • View of Mtskheta from Jvari Monastery

  • The village of Gebi in Svaneti

  • Page from the Illustrated London News dated 1873 - entitled 'Betrothal in Georgia'