Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres , and its population is almost 5 million. Georgia is a unitary, semi-presidential republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.
Georgia is a unique country possessing enormous tourism potential. Extended along the Black Sea coast, it has about 300 mountain (Abastumani, Bakuriani, Bahmaro, Gudauri, etc.), seaside (Kobuleti, Ureki, Batumi, and etc.), balneotherapeutic and mud (Borzhomi, Sairme, Likani, and etc.) health resorts, over 10 thousand monuments of archeology, history, architecture and art, and also numerous nature sanctuaries. And all these is concentrated within the small territory occupied by the hospitable and distinctive people.
Tbilisi , formerly known as Tiflis, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari River with a population of roughly 1.5 million inhabitants. There are so many beautiful views of the city, each time you see a new one you think it might just be better than the last. Narikala Fortress and Mother Georgia, Mtatsminda Mountain and from Metakhi Church, all have stunning vistas. Tbilisi is just to wander its streets, particularly in the Old Town and Avlabari. Move away from arguably over-renovated areas and into the warren of backstreets. The buildings may be ramshackle and tired, but they are beautiful and real. This is Tbilisi’s heart and soul.
There are many places of interest in Tbilisi: Sameba Cathedral (the biggest Cathedral in the world),Georgian National Museum, Old Town, Aerial Cable Car, Peace Bridge, Sulphur Baths, Narikala Fortress, Sverirskhoveli Cathedral, etc.
Bakuriani is the oldest and extremely popular mountain-skiing resort, located within 37 km from Borzhomi on northern slopes of the Trialet ridge, on the territory of Borzhomi national park. Besides of mountain lines for skiing, it has gorgeous vegetation of surrounding mountains and a rare combination of climatic conditions, which even allowed creating of Botanical gardens here. Local sceneries are magnificent!
Bakuriani is also serves as а mountain-skiing sports centre (1700m). It is difficult to say, which season is better in Bakuriani. It is good there always. But only in summer it is possible to enjoy the whole diversification of Georgian nature.
Batumi is a seaside city on the Black Sea coast , an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. Batumi serves as an important port and a commercial center. It is situated in a subtropical zone, rich in agricultural produce such as citrus fruit and tea. While industries of the city include shipbuilding, food processing, and light manufacturing, most of its economy revolves around tourism. Since 2010, the face of the city has been transformed by the construction of new high-rise landmark buildings and the renovation of the Old Town.
Batumi has many different places to visit, such as: Gonio-Apsaros Fortress, Dolphinarium, Botanical Garden, National Park, etc.
Kobuleti is one of the famous and big resorts of Georgia. This resort city is famous for its splendid 12-kilometres-long beach covered with fine sand, bordering upon which for almost its entire length are pine groves. The big climatic resort Kobuleti is notable for its unique medical properties not only in summer season, but even during the whole year. Warm and soft subtropical climate, fresh and clear air, sunlight, warm sea are healthy for the treatment from various cardiovascular, lung, windpipe, tubercular diseases and nervous system. The visit to Kobuleti gives you a great possibility to have a pleasant rest and get healthy at the same time. This resort is very popular in summer season, especially in young people, who visit Kobuleti with the big pleasure every year to have rest and fun. From the early morning till the midnight the great number of modern restaurants, bars, cafes, disco clubs are open in Kobuleti; very often, there take place the concerts of popular singers.
Town Borzhomi, famous for its mineral waters, is located in a picturesque valley of River Kur. Here you will find excellent environment for treatment and rest. Interesting sights to visit are the summer residence of the last Russian emperor, Timotes Ubani monastic complex (X century), wonderful gardens, large number of sanatoriums, regional museum, unique Borzhom reserve which is considered not only a haven of numerous representatives of flora and fauna, but also the best place for eco-tourism in Transcaucasia.
Borzhomi health resort is open the whole year round. The basic therapeutic factors of Borzhomi health resort are famous Borzhomi water and mid-mountainous climate. Therapeutic use of Borzhomi mineral water has centuries-old history. It is useful for patients with metabolic diseases and diseases of digestive system. The water is applied basically for therapeutic drinking, baths, irrigation, inhalations and other procedures. Bottling of Borzhomy mineral water has started in 1990.